SoapExtensionReflector Class

Provides a common interface and functionality for classes to add SOAP extension information to a ServiceDescription object on a per-method basis.

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

public abstract class SoapExtensionReflector
public abstract class SoapExtensionReflector
public abstract class SoapExtensionReflector
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The abstract SoapExtensionReflector class exposes an abstract method, ReflectMethod. This abstract method allows a derived class to add descriptions of SOAP extensions when reflecting a Web method into objects that are placed in a ServiceDescription object. The method itself is not an input. The descriptions get added for all Web methods belonging to a specified binding that produces a ServiceDescription.

You can use a ServiceDescriptionto generate a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) document via the Write method. The ServiceDescriptionImporter class and related classes can also use a ServiceDescription to generate client proxy code or abstract server code.

Use a class derived from the SoapExtensionReflector class in conjunction with a class derived from the abstract SoapExtension class to extend run-time processing of SOAP messages on the client or service.

You can specify SoapExtensionReflectorin a configuration file via the <soapExtensionReflectorTypes> Element element and its child add element. You can also apply the configuration to an ASP.NET Web application that publishes a Web service.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0