# <filters> of <routing>

Represents a configuration section for defining a set of routing filters, which determine the type of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) MessageFilter to be used when evaluating incoming messages.

<system.serviceModel>
<routing>
<filters>

## Syntax

<system.serviceModel>
<routing>
<filters>
<filter customType="String"
filterData="String"
name="String" />
</filters>
</routing>
</system.serviceModel>


## Attributes and elements

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

None

### Child elements

Description
<filter> Contains a routing filter that determines the type of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)MessageFilter will be used when evaluating incoming messages.

### Parent elements

Description
<routing> Represents a configuration section for defining a set of routing filters, which determine the type of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)MessageFilter to be used when evaluating incoming messages, as well as routing tables that define the target endpoints to send messages to when a filter matches.