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SecurityBindingElement.CanBuildChannelListener<TChannel> Method

Gets a value that indicates 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


Type of channel listener.


Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingContext
The BindingContext.

Return Value

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


context is null.

You should call this method before trying to create a channel listener.

.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.