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WebMessageBodyStyle Enumeration

An enumeration that specifies whether to wrap parameter and return values.

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

public enum WebMessageBodyStyle

Member nameDescription
BareBoth requests and responses are not wrapped.
WrappedBoth requests and responses are wrapped.
WrappedRequestRequests are wrapped, responses are not wrapped.
WrappedResponseResponses are wrapped, requests are not wrapped.

When the service or client serializes parameters and return values to a message, it writes them within infrastructure-provided XML elements and are wrapped. Sometimes developers do not want the service to write these extra XML elements. The WebMessageBodyStyle enumeration specifies whether to wrap parameters and return values.

This enumeration is used with the WebGetAttribute and the WebInvokeAttribute to control how the data passed to and from a service operation appears on the wire. Both attributes default to Bare.

.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.