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PortType Class

Represents a named set of abstract operations and the corresponding abstract messages. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class PortType : NamedItem

The PortType type exposes the following members.

Public methodPortTypeInitializes a new instance of the PortType 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 PortType. (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 propertyOperationsGets the collection of Operation instances defined by the PortType.
Public propertyServiceDescriptionGets the ServiceDescription of which the PortType 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.)

The PortType class corresponds to the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) portType element enclosed by the definitions root element. For more information about WSDL, see the specification at http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl.

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

class MyPortTypeClass
   public static void Main()
         PortTypeCollection myPortTypeCollection;
         ServiceDescription myServiceDescription =

         myPortTypeCollection = myServiceDescription.PortTypes;
         int noOfPortTypes = myServiceDescription.PortTypes.Count;
         Console.WriteLine("\nTotal number of PortTypes : "
            + noOfPortTypes);

         PortType myPortType = myPortTypeCollection["MathServiceSoap"];

         // Create a new PortType.
         PortType myNewPortType = new PortType();
         myNewPortType.Name = "MathServiceSoap";
         OperationCollection myOperationCollection = 
         for(int i=0;i<myOperationCollection.Count;i++)
            string inputmsg = myOperationCollection[i].Name + "SoapIn";
            string outputmsg = myOperationCollection[i].Name + "SoapOut";
            Console.WriteLine("Operation = " + myOperationCollection[i].Name);
               CreateOperation(myOperationCollection[i].Name, inputmsg, 

         // Add the PortType to the collection.
         noOfPortTypes = myServiceDescription.PortTypes.Count;
         Console.WriteLine("\nTotal Number of PortTypes : " 
            + noOfPortTypes);
      catch(Exception e)
         Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + e.Message);
   public static Operation CreateOperation(string operationName, 
      string inputMessage, string outputMessage, string targetNamespace)
      Operation myOperation = new Operation();
      myOperation.Name = operationName;
      OperationMessage input = (OperationMessage) new OperationInput();
      input.Message = new XmlQualifiedName(inputMessage, targetNamespace);
      OperationMessage output = (OperationMessage) new OperationOutput();
      output.Message = new XmlQualifiedName(outputMessage, targetNamespace);
      return myOperation;

.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.

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