WSDualHttpBinding.MaxReceivedMessageSize Property


Gets or sets the maximum size, in bytes, for a message that can be received on a channel configured with this binding.

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

public long MaxReceivedMessageSize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64

The maximum size, in bytes, for a message that is processed by the binding. The default value is 65,536 bytes.

Exception Condition

The value is less than zero.

The size of the messages that can be received on the wire by services using the WSDualHttpBinding is bounded by the amount of memory allocated for each message. This bound on message size is intended to limit exposure to DOS-style attacks.

Note that the settings for MaxBufferPoolSize and MaxReceivedMessageSize are local behavioral settings. This means that they are not transmitted to other endpoints in metadata. If you generate a proxy to a service with a maximum message size of 2GB from metadata, the proxy still has a default value 64K. This leaves control of the appropriate bounds for message and message buffer size in the scope of local administrators.

The following example shows how to get the MaxReceivedMessageSize property.

long maxReceivedMessageSize = binding.MaxReceivedMessageSize;

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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