HttpRequestMessageProperty HttpRequestMessageProperty HttpRequestMessageProperty HttpRequestMessageProperty Class


Provides access to the HTTP request to access and respond to the additional information made available for requests over the HTTP protocol.

public ref class HttpRequestMessageProperty sealed : System::ServiceModel::Channels::IMessageProperty
public sealed class HttpRequestMessageProperty : System.ServiceModel.Channels.IMessageProperty
type HttpRequestMessageProperty = class
    interface IMessageProperty
Public NotInheritable Class HttpRequestMessageProperty
Implements IMessageProperty


The following code shows how to set several of the properties in an instance of this class and incorporate the instance into a message.

static Message BuildMessage()
    Message messageToSend = null;
    HttpRequestMessageProperty reqProps = new HttpRequestMessageProperty();
    reqProps.SuppressEntityBody = false;
    reqProps.Headers.Add("CustomHeader", "Test Value");
    reqProps.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.UserAgent, "my user agent");

        messageToSend = Message.CreateMessage(MessageVersion.Soap11, "", "Hello WCF");
    catch (Exception e)
        Console.WriteLine("got exception when sending message: " + e.ToString());

    messageToSend.Properties[HttpRequestMessageProperty.Name] = reqProps;
    return messageToSend;
Private Shared Function BuildMessage() As Message
    Dim messageToSend As Message = Nothing
    Dim reqProps As New HttpRequestMessageProperty()
    reqProps.SuppressEntityBody = False
    reqProps.Headers.Add("CustomHeader", "Test Value")
    reqProps.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.UserAgent, "my user agent")

        messageToSend = Message.CreateMessage(MessageVersion.Soap11, "", "Hello WCF")
    Catch e As Exception
        Console.WriteLine("got exception when sending message: " & e.ToString())
    End Try

    messageToSend.Properties(HttpRequestMessageProperty.Name) = reqProps
    Return messageToSend
End Function


This is a general-purpose class that gives the developer direct access to the HTTP request information, which can be used for encapsulating HTTP-specific information. One example of the use of this class is to support services implemented in accordance with the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture.

This class enables support for the following scenarios:

  • Varies the HTTP verb used for each request.

  • Allows HTTP header (key, value) pairs to be set and queried by request.

  • Allows the query string to be specified for an HTTP request.

This class can be used by HttpTransportBindingElement and related classes.

For incoming messages, this property is added to messages.

For outgoing messages, this property causes the following to happen:


HttpRequestMessageProperty() HttpRequestMessageProperty() HttpRequestMessageProperty() HttpRequestMessageProperty()

Initializes a new instance of the HttpRequestMessageProperty class.


Headers Headers Headers Headers

Gets the HTTP headers from the HTTP request.

Method Method Method Method

Gets or sets the HTTP verb for the HTTP request.

Name Name Name Name

Gets the name of the message property associated with the HttpRequestMessageProperty class.

QueryString QueryString QueryString QueryString

Gets or sets the query string for the HTTP request.

SuppressEntityBody SuppressEntityBody SuppressEntityBody SuppressEntityBody

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the body of the message is ignored and only the headers are sent.

Explicit Interface Implementations

IMessageProperty.CreateCopy() IMessageProperty.CreateCopy() IMessageProperty.CreateCopy() IMessageProperty.CreateCopy()

Creates and returns a copy of the current object.


Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to