Updated: December 6, 2013
Provides methods to run code when a role instance is initialized, run, and stopped.
Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime.dll)
Runs code that initializes a role instance.
Runs code when a role instance is to be stopped.
Runs code that is intended to be run for the life of the role instance.
Worker roles must extend theclass to add functionality to the role instances. Web roles can optionally extend the class, or can use the ASP.NET lifecycle management methods to handle the start and stop sequences.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.