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MimeContentBinding Class

Represents an extensibility element added to an InputBinding or an OutputBinding within an XML Web service, specifying the MIME format for the body of the HTTP transmission. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[XmlFormatExtensionAttribute("content", "", 
	typeof(MimePart), typeof(InputBinding), typeof(OutputBinding))]
[XmlFormatExtensionPrefixAttribute("mime", "")]
public sealed class MimeContentBinding : ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension

The MimeContentBinding type exposes the following members.

Public methodMimeContentBindingInitializes a new instance of the MimeContentBinding class.

Public propertyHandledGets or sets a value indicating whether the ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension is used by the import process when the extensibility element is imported. (Inherited from ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension.)
Public propertyParentGets the parent of the ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension. (Inherited from ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension.)
Public propertyPartGets or sets the name of the MessagePart to which the MimeContentBinding applies.
Public propertyRequiredGets or sets a value indicating whether the ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension is necessary for the action to which it refers. (Inherited from ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension.)
Public propertyTypeGets or sets a value indicating the format of the body of the HTTP transmission.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Public fieldStatic memberNamespaceSpecifies the URI for the XML namespace of the MimeContentBinding class. This field is constant.

For more information about specifying protocols for XML Web services, see [<topic://cpconbuildingaspnetwebservices>]. For more information about Web Services Description Language (WSDL), see the specification at

The following example demonstrates the use of the properties and methods exposed by the MimeContentBinding class.

using System;
using System.Web.Services.Description;

namespace MimeContentBinding_work
   class MyMimeContentClass
      static void Main()
         ServiceDescription  myServiceDescription =  

         // Get the Binding.
         Binding myBinding = myServiceDescription.Bindings["b1"];

         // Get the first OperationBinding.
         OperationBinding myOperationBinding = myBinding.Operations[0];
         OutputBinding myOutputBinding = myOperationBinding.Output;
            myServiceDescriptionFormatExtensionCollection = 

         // Find all MimeContentBinding objects in extensions.
         MimeContentBinding[] myMimeContentBindings = (MimeContentBinding[])

         // Enumerate the array and display MimeContentBinding properties.
         foreach(MimeContentBinding myMimeContentBinding in 
            Console.WriteLine("Type: " + myMimeContentBinding.Type);
            Console.WriteLine("Part: " + myMimeContentBinding.Part);
         Console.WriteLine("Namespace: " + MimeContentBinding.Namespace);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.