IInstanceProvider.GetInstance Method (InstanceContext, Message)

 

Returns a service object given the specified InstanceContext object.

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

object GetInstance(
	InstanceContext instanceContext,
	Message message
)

Parameters

instanceContext
Type: System.ServiceModel.InstanceContext

The current InstanceContext object.

message
Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message

The message that triggered the creation of a service object.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The service object.

Use the GetInstance(InstanceContext, Message) method to control the exact service object that a WCF service receives when it attempts to create a new one.

The following code example shows how to implement IInstanceProvider that provides "singleton" behavior; it always returns the same service instance and does not recycle it.

public class ObjectProviderBehavior : IInstanceProvider
{

  string message;
  SampleService service = null;

  public ObjectProviderBehavior(string msg)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("The non-default constructor has been called.");
    this.message = msg;
    this.service = new SampleService("Singleton sample service.");
  }

  #region IInstanceProvider Members

  public object GetInstance(InstanceContext instanceContext, System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message message)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("GetInstance is called:");
    return this.service;
  }

  public object GetInstance(InstanceContext instanceContext)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("GetInstance is called:");
    return this.service;
  }

  public void ReleaseInstance(InstanceContext instanceContext, object instance)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("ReleaseInstance is called. The SingletonBehaviorAttribute never releases.");
  }

  #endregion
}

The following code example shows how to implement a custom attribute that implements IContractBehavior to insert the custom service instance provider. It also implements IContractBehaviorAttribute, which binds its use to a specific contract.

public class SingletonBehaviorAttribute : Attribute, IContractBehaviorAttribute, IContractBehavior
{

  #region IContractBehaviorAttribute Members

  public Type TargetContract
  {
    get { return typeof(ISampleService); }
  }

  #endregion

  #region IContractBehavior Members

  public void AddBindingParameters(ContractDescription description, ServiceEndpoint endpoint, System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingParameterCollection parameters)
  {
    return;
  }

  public void ApplyClientBehavior(ContractDescription description, ServiceEndpoint endpoint, ClientRuntime clientRuntime)
  {
    return;
  }

  public void ApplyDispatchBehavior(ContractDescription description, ServiceEndpoint endpoint, DispatchRuntime dispatch)
  {
    dispatch.InstanceProvider = new ObjectProviderBehavior("Custom ObjectProviderBehavior constructor.");
  }

  public void Validate(ContractDescription description, ServiceEndpoint endpoint)
  {
    return;
  }

  #endregion
}

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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