MtomMessageEncodingElement Class

Represents the configuration section that specifies the encoding and message versioning used for SOAP Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM) based messages. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Configuration
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

Public NotInheritable Class MtomMessageEncodingElement _
	Inherits BindingElementExtensionElement
Dim instance As MtomMessageEncodingElement

Encoding is the process of transforming a set of Unicode characters into a sequence of bytes.

The MtomMessageEncodingElement class represents the configuration element that specifies the character encoding and message versioning used for a message using a Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM) encoding. MTOM is an efficient technology for transmitting binary data in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) messages. The MTOM encoder attempts balance between efficiency and interoperability. The MTOM encoding transmits most XML in textual form, but optimizes large blocks of binary data by transmitting them as-is, without conversion to text.

The TextMessageEncodingElement class represents a configuration element that specifies a text encoder used to create text-based messages on the wire. Messages produced by this encoder are suitable for WS-* based interoperability. Web service or Web service client can generally understand textual XML. However, transmitting large blocks of binary data as text is the least efficient method for encoding XML messages.

The BinaryMessageEncodingElement class represents the configuration element that specifies the character encoding and message versioning used for binary-based XML messages. This is most efficient but least interoperable of the encoding options.

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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