EndpointAddress.AnonymousUri Property

Gets a version-neutral representation of the anonymous URI.

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

public static Uri AnonymousUri { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Uri
A Uri with the value http://schemas.microsoft.com/2005/12/ServiceModel/Addressing/Anonymous.

If the value of the URI used to initialize the constructor is the AnonymousUri, then IsAnonymous is set to true.

EndpointAddress is a version-neutral class and the AnonymousUri property returns a value that is a neutral representation. When you write this out or convert this to one version or the other, then it turns into the right value for that version.

Due to the range of network technologies currently in widespread use (for example, NAT, DHCP, and firewalls), many deployments cannot assign a meaningful global URI to a given endpoint. To allow these anonymous endpoints to initiate message exchange patterns and receive replies, the Web Services Addressing specification defines a URI for use by endpoints that cannot have a stable, resolvable URI.

Requests that use this address must provide some mechanism for delivering replies or faults (for example, returning the reply on the same transport connection). This mechanism can be a request/reply transport protocol (for example, HTTP GET or POST). This URI can be used as the destination for reply messages and should not be used as the destination in other circumstances.

// Endpoint address with the anonymous URI. 
Uri anonUri = EndpointAddress.AnonymousUri;
EndpointAddress anonUriEndpointAddress = new EndpointAddress(anonUri);

//Confirm the address is anonymous
bool boolAnonUri1 = anonUriEndpointAddress.IsAnonymous;


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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