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ServiceDescriptionFormatExtensionCollection Class

Represents the collection of extensibility elements used 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 final class ServiceDescriptionFormatExtensionCollection extends ServiceDescriptionBaseCollection

This collection can either contain instances of classes deriving from ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension, or instances of the XmlElement class. In a derived class, ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension class allows users to define extensibility elements in addition to those defined in the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) specification. Use these in your ServiceDescriptionFormatExtensionCollection if you know in advance the type of extensibility element you want to make. Use an XmlElement when you do not know the format of an element in advance.

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#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Web.Services.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Web::Services::Description;
using namespace System::Collections;

__gc class MyFormatExtension : public ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension 
      // Set the properties.
      this->Handled  = true;
      this->Required = true;
int main() 
      ServiceDescription* myServiceDescription =
      ServiceDescriptionFormatExtensionCollection* myCollection = new ServiceDescriptionFormatExtensionCollection(myServiceDescription);
      SoapBinding* mySoapBinding1 = new SoapBinding();
      SoapBinding* mySoapBinding2 = new SoapBinding();
      SoapAddressBinding* mySoapAddressBinding = new SoapAddressBinding();
      MyFormatExtension* myFormatExtensionObject = new MyFormatExtension();
      // Add elements to collection.
      Console::WriteLine(S"Collection contains following types of elements: ");
      // Display the 'Type' of the elements in collection.
      for (int i = 0;i< myCollection->Count;i++) 

      // Check element of type 'SoapAddressBinding' in collection.
      Object*   myObj = myCollection->Find(mySoapAddressBinding->GetType());
      if (myObj == 0) 
         Console::WriteLine(S"Element of type ' {0}' not found in collection.",
         Console::WriteLine(S"Element of type ' {0}' found in collection.",
      // Check all elements of type 'SoapBinding' in collection.
      Object* myObjectArray1[] = new Object*[myCollection->Count];
      myObjectArray1 = myCollection->FindAll(mySoapBinding1->GetType());
      int myNumberOfElements = 0;
      IEnumerator* myIEnumerator  = myObjectArray1->GetEnumerator();

      // Calculate number of elements of type 'SoapBinding'.
         if (mySoapBinding1->GetType() == myIEnumerator->Current->GetType())
      Console::WriteLine(S"Collection contains {0} objects of type ' {1}'.",
      // Check 'IsHandled' status for 'myFormatExtensionObject' object in collection.
      Console::WriteLine(S"'IsHandled' status for {0} object is {1}.",
      // Check 'IsRequired' status for 'myFormatExtensionObject' object in collection.
      Console::WriteLine(S"'IsRequired' status for {0} object is {1}.",
      // Copy elements of collection to an Object array.
      Object* myObjectArray2[] = new Object*[myCollection->Count];
      myCollection->CopyTo(myObjectArray2, 0);
      Console::WriteLine(S"Collection elements are copied to an object array.");
      // Check for 'myFormatExtension' object in collection.
      if (myCollection->Contains(myFormatExtensionObject)) 
         // Get index of a 'myFormatExtension' object in collection.
         Console::WriteLine(S"Index of 'myFormatExtensionObject' is {0} in collection.",
         // Remove 'myFormatExtensionObject' element from collection.
         Console::WriteLine(S"'myFormatExtensionObject' is removed  from collection.");
      // Insert 'MyFormatExtension' object.
      myCollection->Insert(0, myFormatExtensionObject);
      Console::WriteLine(S"'myFormatExtensionObject' is inserted to collection.");

   catch (Exception* e) 
      Console::WriteLine(S"The following exception was raised: {0}", e->Message);


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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.NET Framework

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