CanBuildChannelFactory(TChannel) Method

BindingElement.CanBuildChannelFactory<TChannel> Method

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

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

public virtual bool CanBuildChannelFactory<TChannel>(
	BindingContext context

Type Parameters


The type of channel the channel factory produces.


Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingContext
The BindingContext that provides context for the binding element.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the IChannelFactory<TChannel> of type TChannel can be built by the binding element; otherwise, false.


context is null.

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


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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