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Message Class

Provides an abstract definition of data passed by an XML Web service. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Web.Services.Description
Assembly:  System.Web.Services (in System.Web.Services.dll)

public sealed class Message : NamedItem

A Message can contain either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. Procedure-oriented messages contain parameters and return values, while document-oriented messages contain documents.

The Message class corresponds to a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) message element enclosed by the definitions root element. For more information about WSDL, see the specification at

// Creates a Message with name = messageName having one MessagePart  
// with name = partName. 
public static Message CreateMessage(string messageName,string partName,
   string element,string targetNamespace)
   Message myMessage = new Message();
   myMessage.Name = messageName;
   MessagePart myMessagePart = new MessagePart();
   myMessagePart.Name = partName;
   myMessagePart.Element = new XmlQualifiedName(element,targetNamespace);
   return myMessage;
   // Creates a Message with name = messageName having one MessagePart
   // with name = partName.
   static Message* CreateMessage(String* messageName,String* partName,
      String* element,String* targetNamespace)
      Message* myMessage = new Message();
      myMessage->Name = messageName;
      MessagePart* myMessagePart = new MessagePart();
      myMessagePart->Name = partName;
      myMessagePart->Element = new XmlQualifiedName(element,targetNamespace);
      return myMessage;

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 XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0