GetAndLock Method (String, TimeSpan, DataCacheLockHandle, String)

Locks the key if the key is present and is not locked and returns the object corresponding to the key. For objects stored in regions. Applies only to the server versions of AppFabric.

Namespace:  Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching
Assembly:  Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Client (in Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Client.dll)

public Object GetAndLock(
	string key,
	TimeSpan timeout,
	out DataCacheLockHandle lockHandle,
	string region


Type: System..::..String
The unique value that is used to identify the object in the region.
Type: System..::..TimeSpan
The amount of time that the object remains locked.
Type: Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching..::..DataCacheLockHandle%
The DataCacheLockHandle object required to unlock the object. The lockHandle output parameter is passed by reference.
Type: System..::..String
The name of the region where the object resides.

Return Value

Type: System..::..Object
Returns Object matching the specified key parameter if the Object is present and is not locked.
  • If the key does not exist, a DataCacheException object is thrown with the ErrorCode set to KeyDoesNotExist. Create objects based on the referenced key to resolve this error.

  • If the object is already locked by another cache client, a DataCacheException object is thrown with the ErrorCode set to ObjectLocked. The object will be inaccessible until it is unlocked by the locking client.

Other GetAndLock method calls on the same object fail as long as the lock is valid. Regular Get method calls are not blocked and always access the latest version of the cached object. For more information about concurrency, see <maml:externalLink><maml:linkText>Concurrency Models</maml:linkText><maml:linkUri></maml:linkUri></maml:externalLink>.