A call to a user interface to obtain credential information.
Assembly: System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
Call this method to cause any interactive channel initialization (for example, CardSpace card selection) to occur. This happens automatically if the channel is used without explicitly calling ICommunicationObject.Open, so for many applications this call is optional.
However, if the user takes a long time in the selection process, the operation that automatically called this may time out. To prevent this, call or BeginDisplayInitializationUI and EndDisplayInitializationUI explicitly. These operations do not time out and allow you to control exactly where in your application this dialog comes up.
This method only brings up a dialog if the application is configured to do so. When the application is not configured to use CardSpace or another interactive channel initializer, this call returns without any action.
If you call this method explicitly, you must also explicitly open the channel before using it.
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store appsSupported in: Windows 8
.NET for Windows Phone appsSupported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.