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ProtocolException Class

The exception seen on the client that is thrown when communication with the remote party is impossible due to mismatched data transfer protocols.

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

<SerializableAttribute> _
Public Class ProtocolException _
	Inherits CommunicationException
Dim instance As ProtocolException

The ProtocolException can be caused by incompatible bindings between endpoints, the use of an incorrect remote endpoint address, or similar incorrect configuration.

This exception derives from CommunicationException that represents a class of recoverable errors that may be thrown during communication between endpoints and that robust client and service Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) applications are expected to handle. To prevent a handler for CommunicationException 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