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OperationFault Class

Defines the specifications for error messages returned by the 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 OperationFault : OperationMessage

The OperationFault type exposes the following members.

Public methodOperationFaultInitializes a new instance of the OperationFault class.

Public propertyDocumentationGets or sets the text documentation for the instance of the DocumentableItem. (Inherited from DocumentableItem.)
Public propertyDocumentationElementGets or sets the documentation element for the DocumentableItem. (Inherited from DocumentableItem.)
Public propertyExtensibleAttributesGets or sets an array of type XmlAttribute that represents attribute extensions of WSDL to comply with Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Basic Profile 1.1. (Inherited from DocumentableItem.)
Public propertyExtensionsGets the ServiceDescriptionFormatExtensionCollection associated with this OperationFault. (Overrides DocumentableItem.Extensions.)
Public propertyMessageGets or sets an abstract, typed definition of the data being communicated. (Inherited from OperationMessage.)
Public propertyNameGets or sets the name of the item. (Inherited from NamedItem.)
Public propertyNamespacesGets or sets the dictionary of namespace prefixes and namespaces used to preserve namespace prefixes and namespaces when a ServiceDescription object is constructed. (Inherited from DocumentableItem.)
Public propertyOperationGets the Operation of which the OperationMessage is a member. (Inherited from OperationMessage.)

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.)

Instances of this class are members of the Faults property of the parent Operation instance.

The OperationFault class corresponds to the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) fault element enclosed by the operation element that is in turn enclosed by the portType element. For more information about WSDL, see the specification at

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

using System;
using System.Web.Services.Description;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Schema;
using System.Xml.Serialization;

public class MyOperationFaultSample
   public static void Main()
         // Read the 'StockQuote_cs.wsdl' file as input.
         ServiceDescription myServiceDescription = ServiceDescription.
         PortTypeCollection myPortTypeCollection = myServiceDescription.
         PortType myPortType = myPortTypeCollection[0];
         OperationCollection myOperationCollection = myPortType.Operations;
         Operation myOperation = myOperationCollection[0];
         OperationFault myOperationFault = new OperationFault();
         myOperationFault.Name = "ErrorString";
         myOperationFault.Message = new XmlQualifiedName
         Console.WriteLine("Added OperationFault with Name: "
                           + myOperationFault.Name);
         myOperationFault = new OperationFault();
         myOperationFault.Name = "ErrorInt";
         myOperationFault.Message = new XmlQualifiedName
         Console.WriteLine("Added Second OperationFault with Name: "
         Console.WriteLine("\nThe file 'StockQuoteNew_cs.wsdl' is " +
                           "created successfully.");
      catch(Exception e)
         Console.WriteLine("Exception caught!!!");
         Console.WriteLine("Source : " + e.Source);
         Console.WriteLine("Message : " + e.Message);

.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.