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how do i set maxReceivedMessageSize

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 14, 2011    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

How do i set maxReceivedMessageSize property in app.config file. Here is my config file. What am i doing wrong here???

    <binding name="myBinding" maxReceivedMessageSize="400000"/>

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