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WindowsStreamSecurityBindingElement.CanBuildChannelListener<TChannel> Method

Determines whether a channel listener of the specified type can be built.

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

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

Type Parameters


The type of channel to check.


Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingContext
The BindingContext for the channel.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if a channel listener can be built; otherwise, false.


context is null.

A channel listener is used to create a channel that processes incoming messages for this binding. This method delegates to the CanBuildInnerChannelListener<TChannel> method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.