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IChannelFactory Interface

Defines the interface that must be implemented by a channel factory to produce channels.

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

public interface IChannelFactory : ICommunicationObject

The IChannelFactory interface represents the base interface for channel factories.

Channel factories and their associated channels are generally used by the clients of a service that initiate communication. Listener factories that implement the IChannelListener interface and their associated listeners, by contrast, provide the mechanisms used to accept the channels through which communications with a service is initiated.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

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