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MessageHeaderException Class

The exception that is thrown when the expectations regarding headers of a SOAP message are not satisfied when the message is processed.

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

public class MessageHeaderException extends ProtocolException

This exception is typically thrown when there are too many headers or headers are missing from the message. This can include infrastructure headers such as the Action and Reliable Message headers. This exception derives from ProtocolException, which in turn derives from CommunicationException. The CommunicationException class represents a class of recoverable errors that may be thrown during communication between endpoints and that robust Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) client and service applications are expected to handle. To prevent the more generic CommunicationException handler from catching the more specific ProtocolException, catch this exception prior to handling CommunicationException.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5