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IReplyChannel Interface

Defines the interface that a channel must implement to be on the receiving side of a request-reply communication between messaging endpoints.

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

public interface IReplyChannel : IChannel, 

The IReplyChannel interface includes synchronous and asynchronous variants of a ReceiveRequest method return an RequestContext that can be used to construct replies to received requests.

The contract includes synchronous and asynchronous variants of receive, try-to-receive and wait-for-a-message functionality.

An IReplyChannel is not necessarily bound to a single sender. Other channels and channel interfaces provide correlation between the sender and the reply channel, but the base contract makes no such restriction.

The pull model is used with an IReplyChannel to receive messages. This model consists of calling ReceiveRequest (or one of its variants) and then waiting for a message to arrive.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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