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<remove> Element for <serviceDescriptionFormatExtensionTypes>

This topic is specific to a legacy technology. XML Web services and XML Web service clients should now be created using Windows Communication Foundation .

Removes a specified service description format extension (SDFE) class from within the scope of the configuration file. The value of <remove> must exactly match that of a previous <add> directive. Wildcard selections are not supported.

<remove type="service description format extension type"/>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.


Attribute Description


Required attribute.

The SDFE class to remove.

Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description


The root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.


Specifies the service description format extension (SDFE) classes used to extend the WSDL documents generated for Web services. SDFEs provide a means of describing SOAP extensions.


Specifies the root element for the ASP.NET configuration section.


Controls the settings of Web services deployed using ASP.NET and of Web service clients running on the .NET Framework.

The following example removes an SDFE class added through an <add> element contained in an inherited configuration file.

            <remove type=NameOfClass"/>
         </serviceDescriptionFormatExtensionType >