Snippet: Construct WCF Binding from string (xml)

Here is a snippet to convert a bindingconfiguration xml fragment into a Binding (with a few limitations). Configuration configSystem = ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(ConfigurationUserLevel.None);var bindingSection = BindingsSection.GetSection(configSystem);string customConfig = “<netTcpBinding><binding name=\”netTcpBinding\” maxReceivedMessageSize=\”12345\” hostNameComparisonMode=\”Exact\” /></netTcpBinding>”;// another example: // string customConfig = “<binding name=\”basicHttpBinding\” messageEncoding=\”Mtom\” maxReceivedMessageSize=\”14000\” allowCookies=\”True\” /></basicHttpBinding>”;bindingSection.SectionInformation.SetRawXml(string.Format (“<bindings>{0}</bindings>”,customConfig));BindingCollectionElement bindingCollectionElement = null;foreach (BindingCollectionElement bicoelem in bindingSection.BindingCollections){    if (0 < bicoelem.ConfiguredBindings.Count)    {        bindingCollectionElement = bicoelem;        break;    }}var newBinding = (Binding)bindingCollectionElement.BindingType.Assembly.CreateInstance(bindingCollectionElement.BindingType.FullName);IBindingConfigurationElement bEleEx = bindingCollectionElement.ConfiguredBindings[0];bEleEx.ApplyConfiguration(newBinding); At this point the newBinding is configured with the configurationoptions you added in the “customConfig” string. HTH

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