WSTrustServiceContract.ExportEndpoint Method

[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

Writes custom Web Services Description Language (WSDL) elements into the generated WSDL for an endpoint.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSTrust
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim instance As WSTrustServiceContract
Dim exporter As WsdlExporter
Dim context As WsdlEndpointConversionContext

instance.ExportEndpoint(exporter, context)


Public Overridable Sub ExportEndpoint ( _
    exporter As WsdlExporter, _
    context As WsdlEndpointConversionContext _
public virtual void ExportEndpoint (
    WsdlExporter exporter,
    WsdlEndpointConversionContext context
virtual void ExportEndpoint (
    WsdlExporter^ exporter, 
    WsdlEndpointConversionContext^ context
public void ExportEndpoint (
    WsdlExporter exporter, 
    WsdlEndpointConversionContext context
public function ExportEndpoint (
    exporter : WsdlExporter, 
    context : WsdlEndpointConversionContext


  • exporter
    The WsdlExporter that exports the contract information.
  • context
    Provides mappings from exported WSDL elements to the endpoint description.


Implements the ExportEndpoint method.

The default implementation does the following for every WS-Trust contract found:

  1. Includes the appropriate WS-Trust namespace in the WSDL.

  2. Imports the appropriate WS-Trust schema and all dependent schemas.

  3. Fixes the Messages of each operation to appropriate WS-Trust equivalents. The WS-Trust Contract exposed by the WIF framework takes a Message in and returns a Message out. But WS-Trust messages expect an RST and return an RSTR/RSTRC. This method fixes the message names with the appropriate WS-Trust messages.

Thread Safety

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


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

See Also


WSTrustServiceContract Class
WSTrustServiceContract Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSTrust Namespace

Copyright © 2008 by Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.