MessageEncoderFactory Class
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MessageEncoderFactory Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

An abstract base class that represents the factory for producing message encoders that can read messages from a stream and write them to a stream for various types of message encoding.


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

public abstract class MessageEncoderFactory

The MessageEncoderFactory type exposes the following members.

Protected methodMessageEncoderFactoryInitializes a new instance of the MessageEncoderFactory class.

Public propertyEncoderWhen overridden in a derived class, gets the message encoder that is produced by the factory.
Public propertyMessageVersionWhen overridden in a derived class, gets the message version that is used by the encoders produced by the factory to encode messages.

Public methodCreateSessionEncoderReturns a message encoder that can be used to correlate messages in session-based exchanges.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Encoding is the process of transforming a message into a sequence of bytes. Decoding is the reverse process.

Use this class if you want to implement a custom message encoder. To implement your own custom message encoder, you must provide custom implementations of the following three abstract base classes:

Override the Encoder to return an instance of your custom MessageEncoder. Then wire up your custom MessageEncoderFactory to the binding element stack used to configure the service or client by overriding the CreateMessageEncoderFactory method to return an instance of this factory.

The following code shows how to write a class that is derived from MessageEncoderFactory.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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