Provides mappings between .NET Framework Web service methods and Web Services Description Language (WSDL) messages that are defined for SOAP Web services.
Assembly: System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
The class is not used directly. Instead, it is used:
By the Wsdl.exe tool, or the ServiceDescriptionImporter class, while generating client proxy classes or abstract server classes from a WSDL document. The WSDL document specifies use of the SOAP protocol.
To initialize XmlSerializer objects while the .NET Framework is initializing a SOAP Web service or client.
The class is a substitute for the XmlTypeMapping class for mapping between Web service methods and messages. It is used to contain any of the following entities belonging to a SOAP Web service method:
Output parameters and return value.
Request SOAP headers.
Response SOAP headers.
Specifically, the class represents mappings for a WSDL message definition, according to the following choices:
For a Web service method that uses SOAP encoding: The top-level ElementName and TypeName properties pertain to a parent, wrapper element; the message parts are represented by array members. However, in the rare case when the Web service operation uses document style combined with a wrapped binding to a .NET Framework method plus SOAP encoding, the top-level ElementName and TypeName properties pertain to the single part element that appears in a generated WSDL document.
For a Web service method that makes literal use of XML Schema definitions: If a Web service message or operation uses a wrapped binding to a .NET Framework method or merely defines a single message part, the top-level ElementName and TypeName properties pertain to the part. If there are multiple parts (the atypical case), the top-level ElementName and TypeName properties pertain to a parent, wrapper element; the parts are represented by the Count and indexed array access properties. In addition, the XSD any element receives special treatment.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.