DiscoveryRequestHandler Class

An ASP.NET HTTP handler that processes a request for a Web services discovery document.

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

public sealed class DiscoveryRequestHandler : IHttpHandler
public final class DiscoveryRequestHandler implements IHttpHandler
public final class DiscoveryRequestHandler implements IHttpHandler
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The DiscoveryRequestHandler class, via its ProcessRequest method, processes an HTTP request for a discovery document. A discovery document is represented by the DiscoveryDocument class and is usually serialized as a file using a .disco extension. Web services discovery provides a mechanism for determining the Web services that are available at a given location.

The DiscoveryRequestHandler class normally does not need to be used directly by a developer.


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

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