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ServiceDescription.Messages Property

Gets the collection of Message elements contained in the ServiceDescription.

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

public MessageCollection Messages { get; }

The MessageCollection returned by this property corresponds to the list of message elements enclosed by the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) definitions root element. For more information about WSDL, see the specification at

ServiceDescription myDescription = new ServiceDescription();
myDescription = ServiceDescription.Read("MyWsdl_CS.wsdl");
myDescription.Name = "MyServiceDescription";
Console.WriteLine("Name: " + myDescription.Name);
MessageCollection myMessageCollection = myDescription.Messages;

// Remove the message at index 0 from the message collection.

// Build a new message.
Message myMessage = new Message();
myMessage.Name = "AddSoapIn";

// Build a new MessagePart.
MessagePart myMessagePart = new MessagePart();
myMessagePart.Name = "parameters";
XmlQualifiedName myXmlQualifiedName = new XmlQualifiedName("s0:Add");
myMessagePart.Element = myXmlQualifiedName;

// Add MessageParts to the message.

// Add the message to 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.