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WebServiceAttribute.Description Property

A descriptive message for the XML Web service.

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

public string Description { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text describing the functionality of the XML Web service.

The descriptive message is displayed to prospective consumers of the XML Web service when description documents for the XML Web service are generated, such as the Service Description and the Service help page.

The following example sets the Description property to " Common Server Variables ".

<%@ WebService Language="C#" Class= "ServerVariables"%>

 using System;
 using System.Web.Services;

 [ WebService(Description="Common Server Variables",Namespace="")]
 public class ServerVariables: WebService {

    [ WebMethod(Description="Obtains the Server Computer Name",EnableSession=false)]
    public string GetMachineName() {
       return Server.MachineName;

.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.