MessageEncodingBindingElement Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

The binding element that specifies the message version used to encode messages.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assembly: System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)


Public MustInherit Class MessageEncodingBindingElement _
    Inherits BindingElement
public abstract class MessageEncodingBindingElement : BindingElement

The MessageEncodingBindingElement type exposes the following members.


Name Description
MessageEncodingBindingElement()()() Initializes a new instance of the MessageEncodingBindingElement class.
MessageEncodingBindingElement(MessageEncodingBindingElement) Initializes a new instance of the MessageEncodingBindingElement class initialized from an existing element.



Name Description
MessageVersion When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the message version that can be handled by the message encoders produced by the message encoder factory.



Name Description
BuildChannelFactory<(Of <(TChannel>)>) Initializes a channel factory for producing channels of a specified type from the binding context. (Inherited from BindingElement.)
CanBuildChannelFactory<(Of <(TChannel>)>) Returns a value that indicates whether the binding element can build a channel factory for a specific type of channel. (Inherited from BindingElement.)
Clone When overridden in a derived class, returns a copy of the binding element object. (Inherited from BindingElement.)
CreateMessageEncoderFactory When overridden in a derived class, creates a factory for producing message encoders.
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetProperty<(Of <(T>)>) Returns the typed object requested, if present, from the appropriate layer in the channel stack. (Overrides BindingElement..::.GetProperty<(Of <(T>)>)(BindingContext).)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



Encoding is the process of transforming a message into a sequence of bytes. Decoding is the reverse process. Windows Phone includes one type of encoding for SOAP messages: Text.

Use this class if you want to implement a custom message encoder. To implement your own custom message encoder, you must provide custom implementations of the following three abstract base classes:

Override the Encoder to return an instance of your custom MessageEncoder. Override the CreateMessageEncoderFactory method to return an instance of this factory.


The following code example shows how to implement a class derived from MessageEncodingBindingElement.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

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.

See Also


System.ServiceModel.Channels Namespace