WCF: How to apply ws-addressing

So I ran into a situation where I needed to apply ws-addressing and a specific SOAP version to a web service. How does one do this? Well, in short, you create a custom binding, bind your endpoint to it, then set the textMessageEncoding property. Here is the simplified config:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>





                <binding name="BindingSoap12Address10">

                    <textMessageEncoding />

                    <httpTransport />


                <binding name="BindingSoap11Address10">

                    <textMessageEncoding messageVersion="Soap11WSAddressing10" />

                    <httpTransport />


                <binding name="BindingSoap11Address2004">

                    <textMessageEncoding messageVersion="Soap11WSAddressingAugust2004" />

                    <httpTransport />


                <binding name="BindingSoap12Address2004">

                    <textMessageEncoding messageVersion="Soap12WSAddressingAugust2004" />

                    <httpTransport />






                <behavior name="mexBehavior">

                    <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true" httpGetUrl="metaData" />





            <service behaviorConfiguration="mexBehavior" name="WcfConsumer.MyService">

                <endpoint address="" binding="customBinding"


                          name="HttpSoap12Address2004" contract="WcfConsumer.IMyContract" />



                        <add baseAddress="http://localhost:2122/MyService" />








It’s a little more readable in the tool (C:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindowsv6.0BinSvcConfigEditor.exe – part of the .NET 3.0 SDK, I think?):




Where MessageVersion has these for options:




Soap11 and SOAP 1.1 – and Addressing10 means ws-Addressing 1.0 where AddressingAugust2004 means the old 2004/08 standard. So obviously from this dropdown, you have the various combinations of which SOAP version and which ws-addressing version. There it is.

Posted in .NET 3.5, Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9 other followers

%d bloggers like this: