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WebInvokeAttribute.BodyStyle Property

Gets and sets the body style of the messages that are sent to and from the service operation.

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

public WebMessageBodyStyle BodyStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Web.WebMessageBodyStyle
One of the WebMessageBodyStyle enumeration values.

When set to Bare, the result of the service operation is written directly to the body of the response message.


Operations that take a Message and return void are handled specially by the formatters. The formatters do not emit the wrapper name in the response even if BodyStyle is set to Wrapped.

The following example shows how to set the BodyStyle property.

[WebInvoke(UriTemplate = "Mult?x={x}&y={y}", BodyStyle = WebMessageBodyStyle.Bare)]
long Multiply(long x, long y);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 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.