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Port Class

Defines an individual endpoint contained in 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 Port : NamedItem

The Port type exposes the following members.

Public methodPortInitializes a new instance of the Port class.

Public propertyBindingGets or sets the value of the XML <binding> attribute of the Port.
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 collection of extensibility elements associated with the Port. (Overrides DocumentableItem.Extensions.)
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 propertyServiceGets the Service of which the Port is a member.

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.)

This class specifies a single address (URI) for a Binding, which defines message format and protocol details for operations and messages for a given PortType. The Binding property gets or sets those values for a specified Port.

This class corresponds to the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) <port> element, which is enclosed by the <service> element. For more information about WSDL, see the specification at

The following examples creates a Port and adds it to the Ports collection of an existing ServiceDescription named myDescription.

// Create a Port.
Port postPort = new Port();
postPort.Name = "PortServiceHttpPost";
postPort.Binding = new XmlQualifiedName("s0:PortServiceHttpPost");

// Create an HttpAddressBinding.
HttpAddressBinding postAddressBinding = new HttpAddressBinding();
postAddressBinding.Location = 

// Add the HttpAddressBinding to the Port.

// Get the Service of the postPort.
Service myService = postPort.Service;

// Print the service name for the port.
Console.WriteLine("This is the service name of the postPort:*" +
   myDescription.Services[0].Ports[0].Service.Name + "*");

// Add the Port to the PortCollection of the ServiceDescription.

.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.