This configuration element defines a standard endpoint that is used by services to send announcement messages over a UDP binding. It has a fixed contract and supports two discovery versions. In addition it has a fixed UDP binding and a default address value as specified in the WS-Discovery specifications (WS-Discovery April 2005 or WS-Discovery version 1.1). You can specify the multicast address to use for sending and receiving the announcement messages.



      <standardEndpoint discoveryVersion="WSDiscovery11/WSDiscoveryApril2005" 
                        name="String" />

Attributes and Elements

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


Attribute Description
discoveryVersion A string that specifies one of the two versions of WS-Discovery protocol. Valid values are WSDiscovery11 and WSDiscoveryApril2005. This value is of type DiscoveryVersion.
maxAnnouncementDelay A Timespan value that specifies the maximum value for the delay the Discovery protocol will wait before sending a Hello message. The messages will wait for a random time value between 0 and the value of this attribute before being sent. This attribute is used to set a small, random delay to prevent network storms when a network goes out and all services come back online at the same time.
multicastAddress A URI that specifies a multicast address to use for sending and receiving the discovery messages. The default value is the multicast address as conformant to the protocol specification.
name A String that specifies the name of the configuration of the standard endpoint. The name is used in the endpointConfiguration attribute of the service endpoint to link a standard endpoint to its configuration.

Child Elements

Element Description
<udpTransportSettings> A collection of settings that allow you to configure UDP transport for the UDP endpoint.

Parent Elements

Element Description
<standardEndpoints> A collection of standard endpoints that are pre-defined endpoints with one or more of their properties (address, binding, contract) fixed.


The following example demonstrates a client listening for announcement over a UDP multicast transport with default multicast address, and UDP multicast transport with specified multicast address.

  <service name="ServiceAnnouncementListener">  
      <endpoint name="udpAnnouncementEndpointStandard"  
                bindingConfiguration="..." />  
      <endpoint name="udpAnnouncementEndpoint2"  
                bindingConfiguration="..." />  
     <standardEndpoint name="AnnouncementConfiguration2"   

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