MessageContractAttribute MessageContractAttribute MessageContractAttribute MessageContractAttribute Class

Definition

Defines a strongly-typed class that corresponds to a SOAP message.

public ref class MessageContractAttribute sealed : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Class | System.AttributeTargets.Struct)]
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Class | System.AttributeTargets.Struct, AllowMultiple=false)]
public sealed class MessageContractAttribute : Attribute
type MessageContractAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public NotInheritable Class MessageContractAttribute
Inherits Attribute
Inheritance
MessageContractAttributeMessageContractAttributeMessageContractAttributeMessageContractAttribute
Attributes

Examples

The following code example shows the use of the MessageContractAttribute to control the SOAP envelope structure for both the request message and the response message, and the use of both the MessageHeaderAttribute (to create a SOAP header for the response message) and the MessageBodyMemberAttribute (to specify the bodies of both the request and response message). The code example contains an example of each message when sent.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Channels;

namespace Microsoft.WCF.Documentation
{
  [ServiceContract(Namespace = "Microsoft.WCF.Documentation")]
  interface IMessagingHello
  {
    [OperationContract(
     Action = "http://GreetingMessage/Action",
     ReplyAction = "http://HelloResponseMessage/Action"
    )]
    HelloResponseMessage Hello(HelloGreetingMessage msg);
  }

  [MessageContract]
  public class HelloResponseMessage
  {
    private string localResponse = String.Empty;
    private string extra = String.Empty;

    [MessageBodyMember(
      Name = "ResponseToGreeting",
      Namespace = "http://www.examples.com")]
    public string Response
    {
      get { return localResponse; }
      set { localResponse = value; }
    }

    [MessageHeader(
      Name = "OutOfBandData",
      Namespace = "http://www.examples.com",
      MustUnderstand=true
    )]
    public string ExtraValues
    {
      get { return extra; }
      set { this.extra = value; }
   }

   /*
    The following is the response message, edited for clarity.
    
    <s:Envelope>
      <s:Header>
        <a:Action s:mustUnderstand="1">http://HelloResponseMessage/Action</a:Action>
        <h:OutOfBandData s:mustUnderstand="1" xmlns:h="http://www.examples.com">Served by object 13804354.</h:OutOfBandData>
      </s:Header>
      <s:Body>
        <HelloResponseMessage xmlns="Microsoft.WCF.Documentation">
          <ResponseToGreeting xmlns="http://www.examples.com">Service received: Hello.</ResponseToGreeting>
        </HelloResponseMessage>
      </s:Body>    
    </s:Envelope>
    */
 }
  [MessageContract]
  public class HelloGreetingMessage
  {
    private string localGreeting;

    [MessageBodyMember(
      Name = "Salutations", 
      Namespace = "http://www.examples.com"
    )]
    public string Greeting
    {
      get { return localGreeting; }
      set { localGreeting = value; }
    }
  }

  /*
   The following is the request message, edited for clarity.
    
    <s:Envelope>
      <s:Header>
        <!-- Note: Some header content has been removed for clarity.
        <a:Action>http://GreetingMessage/Action</a:Action> 
        <a:To s:mustUnderstand="1"></a:To>
      </s:Header>
      <s:Body u:Id="_0" xmlns:u="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-utility-1.0.xsd">
        <HelloGreetingMessage xmlns="Microsoft.WCF.Documentation">
          <Salutations xmlns="http://www.examples.com">Hello.</Salutations>
        </HelloGreetingMessage>
      </s:Body>
   </s:Envelope>
   */

  class MessagingHello : IMessagingHello
  {
    public HelloResponseMessage Hello(HelloGreetingMessage msg)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("Caller sent: " + msg.Greeting);
      HelloResponseMessage responseMsg = new HelloResponseMessage();
      responseMsg.Response = "Service received: " + msg.Greeting;
      responseMsg.ExtraValues = String.Format("Served by object {0}.", this.GetHashCode().ToString());
      Console.WriteLine("Returned response message.");
      return responseMsg;
    }
  }
}
Imports System.Runtime.Serialization
Imports System.ServiceModel
Imports System.ServiceModel.Channels

Namespace Microsoft.WCF.Documentation
  <ServiceContract(Namespace := "Microsoft.WCF.Documentation")> _
  Friend Interface IMessagingHello
	<OperationContract(Action := "http://GreetingMessage/Action", ReplyAction := "http://HelloResponseMessage/Action")> _
	Function Hello(ByVal msg As HelloGreetingMessage) As HelloResponseMessage
  End Interface

  <MessageContract> _
  Public Class HelloResponseMessage
	Private localResponse As String = String.Empty
	Private extra As String = String.Empty

	<MessageBodyMember(Name := "ResponseToGreeting", Namespace := "http://www.examples.com")> _
	Public Property Response() As String
	  Get
		  Return localResponse
	  End Get
	  Set(ByVal value As String)
		  localResponse = value
	  End Set
	End Property

	<MessageHeader(Name := "OutOfBandData", Namespace := "http://www.examples.com", MustUnderstand:=True)> _
	Public Property ExtraValues() As String
	  Get
		  Return extra
	  End Get
	  Set(ByVal value As String)
		  Me.extra = value
	  End Set
	End Property

'   
'    The following is the response message, edited for clarity.
'    
'    <s:Envelope>
'      <s:Header>
'        <a:Action s:mustUnderstand="1">http://HelloResponseMessage/Action</a:Action>
'        <h:OutOfBandData s:mustUnderstand="1" xmlns:h="http://www.examples.com">Served by object 13804354.</h:OutOfBandData>
'      </s:Header>
'      <s:Body>
'        <HelloResponseMessage xmlns="Microsoft.WCF.Documentation">
'          <ResponseToGreeting xmlns="http://www.examples.com">Service received: Hello.</ResponseToGreeting>
'      </s:Body>    
'    </s:Envelope>
'    
  End Class
  <MessageContract> _
  Public Class HelloGreetingMessage
	Private localGreeting As String

	<MessageBodyMember(Name := "Salutations", Namespace := "http://www.examples.com")> _
	Public Property Greeting() As String
	  Get
		  Return localGreeting
	  End Get
	  Set(ByVal value As String)
		  localGreeting = value
	  End Set
	End Property
  End Class

'  
'   The following is the request message, edited for clarity.
'    
'    <s:Envelope>
'      <s:Header>
'        <!-- Note: Some header content has been removed for clarity.
'        <a:Action>http://GreetingMessage/Action</a:Action> 
'        <a:To s:mustUnderstand="1"></a:To>
'      </s:Header>
'      <s:Body u:Id="_0" xmlns:u="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-utility-1.0.xsd">
'        <HelloGreetingMessage xmlns="Microsoft.WCF.Documentation">
'          <Salutations xmlns="http://www.examples.com">Hello.</Salutations>
'      </s:Body>
'   </s:Envelope>
'   

  Friend Class MessagingHello
	  Implements IMessagingHello
	Public Function Hello(ByVal msg As HelloGreetingMessage) As HelloResponseMessage Implements IMessagingHello.Hello
	  Console.WriteLine("Caller sent: " & msg.Greeting)
	  Dim responseMsg As New HelloResponseMessage()
	  responseMsg.Response = "Service received: " & msg.Greeting
	  responseMsg.ExtraValues = String.Format("Served by object {0}.", Me.GetHashCode().ToString())
	  Console.WriteLine("Returned response message.")
	  Return responseMsg
	End Function
  End Class
End Namespace

Remarks

Use the MessageContractAttribute attribute to specify the structure of the SOAP envelope for a particular message. Your service can then use the message as a parameter or return type in service operations. For information about controlling the serialization of the contents of a SOAP body without modifying the default SOAP envelope itself, see System.Runtime.Serialization.DataContractAttribute, Specifying Data Transfer in Service Contracts, and Using Data Contracts.

Note

You cannot use custom message types in your service operation with regular serializable parameters. Either use custom message types or serializable parameters that are not Message objects. For details, see , Specifying Data Transfer in Service Contracts.

To implement a message contract for a type, annotate it with MessageContractAttribute and annotate one or more of the class's fields or properties with MessageBodyMemberAttribute, MessageHeaderAttribute, or MessageHeaderArrayAttribute.

Note

System.ServiceModel.MessageParameterAttribute is not a message contract attribute and cannot be used in conjunction with MessageContractAttribute.

Use the Action and ReplyAction properties to specify the value of the <Action> element in the SOAP message.

  • Use the HasProtectionLevel and ProtectionLevel properties to indicate whether the SOAP message type has a protection level, and if so, what it is.

  • Use the IsWrapped property to indicate whether the message body has a wrapper element, and if so, use the WrapperName and WrapperNamespace properties to specify the name and namespace, respectively, of the wrapping element.

For more information, see Using Message Contracts.

Constructors

MessageContractAttribute() MessageContractAttribute() MessageContractAttribute() MessageContractAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the MessageContractAttribute class.

Properties

HasProtectionLevel HasProtectionLevel HasProtectionLevel HasProtectionLevel

Gets a value that indicates whether the message has a protection level.

IsWrapped IsWrapped IsWrapped IsWrapped

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the message body has a wrapper element.

ProtectionLevel ProtectionLevel ProtectionLevel ProtectionLevel

Gets or sets a value that specified whether the message must be encrypted, signed, or both.

TypeId TypeId TypeId TypeId

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.

(Inherited from Attribute)
WrapperName WrapperName WrapperName WrapperName

Gets or sets the name of the wrapper element of the message body.

WrapperNamespace WrapperNamespace WrapperNamespace WrapperNamespace

Gets or sets the namespace of the message body wrapper element.

Methods

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

Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute()

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.

(Inherited from Attribute)
Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
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)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to