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BindingElement.CanBuildChannelListener<TChannel> Method (BindingContext)


Returns a value that indicates whether the binding element can build a listener for a specific type of channel.

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

public virtual bool CanBuildChannelListener<TChannel>(
	BindingContext context
where TChannel : class, IChannel


Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingContext

The BindingContext that provides context for the binding element.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the IChannelListener<TChannel> of type IChannel can be built by the binding element; otherwise, false.

Type Parameters


The type of channel the listener accepts.

Exception Condition

context is null.

Use this method if you want to check that the channel listener for channels of type TChannel can be build for the context provided before attempting to build the listener. Alternatively, build the channel listener by calling BuildChannelListener<TChannel> and catch the exception generated if it cannot be built.

CustomBinding binding = new CustomBinding();
HttpTransportBindingElement element = new HttpTransportBindingElement();
BindingParameterCollection parameters = new BindingParameterCollection();
Uri baseAddress = new Uri("http://localhost:8000/ChannelApp");
String relAddress = "http://localhost:8000/ChannelApp/service";
BindingContext context = new BindingContext(binding, parameters, baseAddress, relAddress, ListenUriMode.Explicit);

bool bFlag = element.CanBuildChannelListener<IReplyChannel>(context);

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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