Adding a port to a service
A port defines an individual endpoint by specifying a single address
for a binding. The port contains a 'binding' attribute that references a binding
and an address element that provides a specification for the endpoint.
Services are used to group sets of related ports together. Ports
within a service have the following relationship:
- None of the ports communicate with each other (for example, the output
of one port is not the input of another).
- If a service has several ports that share a port type, but employ different
bindings or addresses, the ports are alternatives. Each port provides semantically
equivalent behavior (within the transport and message format limitations imposed
by each binding).
- You can determine a service's port types by examining its ports. Using
this information, a user can determine if a given machine supports all the
operations needed to complete a given task.
To add a port to a service, complete the following steps:
In the Design view, right-click the service you want to add a port
to, then click Add Port.
Fill in the Name for the port. The name of the
port should provide it with a unique name amongst all the ports defined within
Select a Binding and Protocol for
the port, and enter the address of the port into the Address field.
Click Finish. To select the new port, click
the port in the service object. You can change the information you entered
about this port any time in the General pane.
Type any information about the port you want the user to read in
the Documentation pane of the Properties view.
To manage extensions, click the Extensions pane. You can
either add, sort, or remove extensions.
You can create a new binding for your port, re-use an existing
one, or import one. A Binding defines the message format and protocol
details for operations and messages defined by a particular port type. For
more information, see
Sethtml a binding .
You can also create a port using the Outline view
by right-clicking your service under the Services folder and clicking Add
Port. Your port (regardless of which view you create it in) will appear
in both the Design view and the Outline view.