BindingElement::CanBuildChannelFactory<TChannel> Method (BindingContext^)


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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)

generic<typename TChannel>
virtual bool CanBuildChannelFactory(
	BindingContext^ context


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.

Type Parameters


The type of channel the channel factory produces.

Exception Condition

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.

CustomBinding binding = new CustomBinding();
HttpTransportBindingElement element = new HttpTransportBindingElement();
BindingParameterCollection parameters = new BindingParameterCollection();
BindingContext context = new BindingContext(binding, parameters);

bool bFlag = element.CanBuildChannelFactory<IRequestChannel>(context);

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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