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WebMessageBodyStyle Enum


An enumeration that specifies whether to wrap parameter and return values.

public enum class WebMessageBodyStyle
public enum WebMessageBodyStyle
type WebMessageBodyStyle = 
Public Enum WebMessageBodyStyle


Bare 0

Both requests and responses are not wrapped.

Wrapped 1

Both requests and responses are wrapped.

WrappedRequest 2

Requests are wrapped, responses are not wrapped.

WrappedResponse 3

Responses are wrapped, requests are not wrapped.


When the service or client serializes parameters and return values to a message, it writes them within infrastructure-provided XML elements and are wrapped. Sometimes developers do not want the service to write these extra XML elements. The WebMessageBodyStyle enumeration specifies whether to wrap parameters and return values.

This enumeration is used with the WebGetAttribute and the WebInvokeAttribute to control how the data passed to and from a service operation appears on the wire. Both attributes default to Bare.

Applies to