Provides an abstract base class for all readers and writers for Web services and clients implemented using HTTP but without SOAP.
Assembly: System.Web.Services (in System.Web.Services.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|CreateInstance||Creates and initializes an instance of a concrete class derived from .|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetInitializer(LogicalMethodInfo)||When overridden in a derived class, returns an initializer for the specified method.|
|GetInitializer(Type, LogicalMethodInfo)||Returns an initializer for the specified method.|
|GetInitializers(LogicalMethodInfo())||When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of initializer objects corresponding to an input array of method definitions.|
|GetInitializers(Type, LogicalMethodInfo())||Returns an array of initializer objects corresponding to an input array of method definitions for a specified class derived from .|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Initialize||When overridden in a derived class, initializes an instance.|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
Web service writers and readers serialize and deserialize, respectively, between the parameter or return objects of Web methods and the HTTP request or response streams. The class establishes a common interface and functionality for reader and writer classes, in both client and service-side .
The class supports the .NET Framework's implementations of Web services via the HTTP-GET and HTTP-POST operations. In HTTP-GET operations request parameters are encoded in the HTTP request's Uniform Resource Locator (URL). In HTTP-POST operations, request parameters are encoded in the HTTP request body, as with an HTML form. With both implementations, the return value appears in the HTTP response body as a non-SOAP XML document.
A developer typically does not need to directly use or its descendant classes. Instead, when the Wsdl.exe tool generates client proxy code according to the HTTP-GET or HTTP-POST implementations, it applies the HttpMethodAttribute to each Web method and sets the attribute's ParameterFormatter and ReturnFormatter properties to the appropriate type derived from the class. On the server, the appropriate derived types are used according to settings in an ASP.NET configuration file (Web.config). On the client the appropriate derived types are determined from the WSDL.