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IInstanceProvider.GetInstance Method (InstanceContext, Message)

Returns a service object given the specified InstanceContext object.

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

Object GetInstance(
	InstanceContext instanceContext,
	Message message
)

Parameters

instanceContext
Type: System.ServiceModel.InstanceContext

The current InstanceContext object.

message
Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message

The message that triggered the creation of a service object.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The service object.

Use the GetInstance(InstanceContext, Message) method to control the exact service object that a WCF service receives when it attempts to create a new one.

The following code example shows how to implement IInstanceProvider that provides "singleton" behavior; it always returns the same service instance and does not recycle it.

public class ObjectProviderBehavior : IInstanceProvider
{

  string message;
  SampleService service = null;

  public ObjectProviderBehavior(string msg)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("The non-default constructor has been called.");
    this.message = msg;
    this.service = new SampleService("Singleton sample service.");
  }

  #region IInstanceProvider Members

  public object GetInstance(InstanceContext instanceContext, System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message message)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("GetInstance is called:");
    return this.service;
  }

  public object GetInstance(InstanceContext instanceContext)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("GetInstance is called:");
    return this.service;
  }

  public void ReleaseInstance(InstanceContext instanceContext, object instance)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("ReleaseInstance is called. The SingletonBehaviorAttribute never releases.");
  }

  #endregion
}

The following code example shows how to implement a custom attribute that implements IContractBehavior to insert the custom service instance provider. It also implements IContractBehaviorAttribute, which binds its use to a specific contract.

public class SingletonBehaviorAttribute : Attribute, IContractBehaviorAttribute, IContractBehavior
{

  #region IContractBehaviorAttribute Members

  public Type TargetContract
  {
    get { return typeof(ISampleService); }
  }

  #endregion

  #region IContractBehavior Members

  public void AddBindingParameters(ContractDescription description, ServiceEndpoint endpoint, System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingParameterCollection parameters)
  {
    return;
  }

  public void ApplyClientBehavior(ContractDescription description, ServiceEndpoint endpoint, ClientRuntime clientRuntime)
  {
    return;
  }

  public void ApplyDispatchBehavior(ContractDescription description, ServiceEndpoint endpoint, DispatchRuntime dispatch)
  {
    dispatch.InstanceProvider = new ObjectProviderBehavior("Custom ObjectProviderBehavior constructor.");
  }

  public void Validate(ContractDescription description, ServiceEndpoint endpoint)
  {
    return;
  }

  #endregion
}

.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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