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WsdlImporter.ImportAllContracts Method

Returns a set of ContractDescription objects that represent port type information in the metadata documents.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Description
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public override Collection<ContractDescription> ImportAllContracts()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.ObjectModel.Collection<ContractDescription>
A set of ContractDescription objects that represent port type information in the metadata documents.


The WsdlImporter has encountered an error.

Use the ImportAllContracts method to import all WSDL port type information from the metadata documents and return them as ContractDescription objects. It is recommended to check the Errors property to determine whether there are any import errors before using the returned objects.

To import only one port type, see the ImportContract method.

The following code example shows how to use the WsdlImporter to add a custom System.Runtime.Serialization.IDataContractSurrogate, import all contracts, and compile those contracts and save them to a file.

		static void GenerateCSCodeForService(EndpointAddress metadataAddress, string outputFile)
      MetadataExchangeClient mexClient = new MetadataExchangeClient(metadataAddress);
      mexClient.ResolveMetadataReferences = true;
      MetadataSet metaDocs = mexClient.GetMetadata();

			WsdlImporter importer = new WsdlImporter(metaDocs);
      ServiceContractGenerator generator = new ServiceContractGenerator();

      // Add our custom DCAnnotationSurrogate 
      // to write XSD annotations into the comments.
      object dataContractImporter;
      XsdDataContractImporter xsdDCImporter;
      if (!importer.State.TryGetValue(typeof(XsdDataContractImporter), out dataContractImporter))
        Console.WriteLine("Couldn't find the XsdDataContractImporter! Adding custom importer.");
        xsdDCImporter = new XsdDataContractImporter();
        xsdDCImporter.Options = new ImportOptions();
        importer.State.Add(typeof(XsdDataContractImporter), xsdDCImporter);
        xsdDCImporter = (XsdDataContractImporter)dataContractImporter;
        if (xsdDCImporter.Options == null)
          Console.WriteLine("There were no ImportOptions on the importer.");
          xsdDCImporter.Options = new ImportOptions();
      xsdDCImporter.Options.DataContractSurrogate = new DCAnnotationSurrogate();

      // Uncomment the following code if you are going to do your work programmatically rather than add 
      // the WsdlDocumentationImporters through a configuration file. 
      // The following code inserts a custom WsdlImporter without removing the other 
      // importers already in the collection.
      System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<IWsdlImportExtension> exts = importer.WsdlImportExtensions;
      System.Collections.Generic.List<IWsdlImportExtension> newExts 
        = new System.Collections.Generic.List<IWsdlImportExtension>();
      foreach (IWsdlImportExtension ext in exts)
        Console.WriteLine("Default WSDL import extensions: {0}", ext.GetType().Name);
      newExts.Add(new WsdlDocumentationImporter());
      System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<IPolicyImportExtension> polExts = importer.PolicyImportExtensions;
      importer = new WsdlImporter(metaDocs, polExts, newExts);

      System.Collections.ObjectModel.Collection<ContractDescription> contracts 
        = importer.ImportAllContracts();
			foreach (ContractDescription contract in contracts)
      if (generator.Errors.Count != 0)
        throw new Exception("There were errors during code compilation.");

      // Write the code dom
      System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeGeneratorOptions options 
        = new System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeGeneratorOptions();
			options.BracingStyle = "C";
			System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeDomProvider codeDomProvider 
        = System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("C#");
			System.CodeDom.Compiler.IndentedTextWriter textWriter 
        = new System.CodeDom.Compiler.IndentedTextWriter(new System.IO.StreamWriter(outputFile));
        generator.TargetCompileUnit, textWriter, options

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.