The system and method for defining messages of communication networks in a formal notation called Transfer Syntax Notation One (“TSN.1”) and compiling TSN.1 message definitions into a software message parser using a TSN.1 compiler are provided. The parser is designed to speed up the development of wireless communication software. It translates messages between the implementation specific, programming language and platform dependent representations and the standard defined, programming language and platform independent representations. The messages described using the TSN.1 notation can be communicated to wireless device protocol stacks over a variety of networks, which utilize a number of protocols and implement OSI 7 Layers Protocol Model, including such layers as Transport, Network, and Data Link. The message parser generated by the TSN.1 Compiler can be easily incorporated into a user application, and can run on many popular software development platforms, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, SUN Solaris, and other Unix systems.