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NamedPipeTransportBindingElement.BuildChannelFactory<TChannel> Method

Creates a channel factory of the specified type that can be used to create channels.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public override IChannelFactory<TChannel> BuildChannelFactory<TChannel>(
	BindingContext context

Type Parameters


Type of channel factory to create.


Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingContext

Members that describe bindings, behaviors, contracts and other information required to create the channel factory.

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.IChannelFactory<TChannel>
Returns a channel factory of the specified type.


context cannot be null.


An invalid argument was passed.

This method can be used to create a channel factory of the specified type for sending messages based on the configuration of the transport binding element.

This example shows how to create a channel factory of the specified type that can be used to create channels:

BindingContext bContext = new BindingContext(customBinding, bpCollection);
IChannelFactory<IOutputChannel> factory =

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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