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SoapFaultBinding Class

Represents an extensibility element added to a FaultBinding within an XML Web service.

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

[XmlFormatExtensionAttribute("fault", "", 
public class SoapFaultBinding : ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension

The SoapFaultBinding type exposes the following members.

Public methodSoapFaultBindingInitializes an instance of the SoapFaultBinding class.

Public propertyEncodingGets or sets a URI representing the encoding style used to encode the SOAP fault message.
Public propertyHandledGets or sets a value indicating whether the ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension is used by the import process when the extensibility element is imported. (Inherited from ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension.)
Public propertyNameGets or sets the value of the name attribute that relates the soap fault to the wsdl fault defined for the specified operation.
Public propertyNamespaceGet or sets the URI representing the location of the specification for encoding of content not specifically defined by the Encoding property.
Public propertyParentGets the parent of the ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension. (Inherited from ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension.)
Public propertyRequiredGets or sets a value indicating whether the ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension is necessary for the action to which it refers. (Inherited from ServiceDescriptionFormatExtension.)
Public propertyUseSpecifies whether the fault message is encoded using rules specified by the Encoding property, or is encapsulated within a concrete XML schema.

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 the contents of any SOAP error message returned.

For more information about specifying protocols for XML Web services, see [<topic://cpconbuildingaspnetwebservices>]. For more information about Web Services Description Language (WSDL), see the specification at

using System;
using System.Web.Services.Description;
public class MySoapFaultBindingSample
   public static void Main()
         // Input wsdl file.
         string myInputWsdlFile="SoapFaultBindingInput_cs.wsdl";
         // Output wsdl file.
         string myOutputWsdlFile="SoapFaultBindingOutput_cs.wsdl";
         // Initialize an instance of a 'ServiceDescription' object.
         ServiceDescription myServiceDescription =
         // Get a SOAP binding object with binding name "MyService1Soap". 
         Binding myBinding=myServiceDescription.Bindings["MyService1Soap"];
         // Create a new instance of 'SoapFaultBinding' class.
         SoapFaultBinding mySoapFaultBinding=new SoapFaultBinding();
         // Encode fault message using rules specified by 'Encoding' property.
         // Set the URI representing the encoding style.
         // Set the URI representing the location of the specification
         // for encoding of content not defined by 'Encoding' property'.
         // Create a new instance of 'FaultBinding'.
         FaultBinding myFaultBinding=new FaultBinding();
         // Get existing 'OperationBinding' object.
         OperationBinding myOperationBinding=myBinding.Operations[0];
         // Create a new wsdl file.
         Console.WriteLine("The new wsdl file created is :"
         Console.WriteLine("Proxy could be created using command : wsdl "
                             + myOutputWsdlFile);
      catch(Exception e)
         Console.WriteLine("Error occured : "+e.Message);

.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.