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IpcClientChannel Class

Implements a client channel for remote calls that uses the IPC protocol to transmit messages.


Namespace:  System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Ipc
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Remoting (in System.Runtime.Remoting.dll)

public class IpcClientChannel : IChannelSender, 
	IChannel, ISecurableChannel

The IpcClientChannel type exposes the following members.

Public methodIpcClientChannel()Initializes a new instance of the IpcServerChannel class.
Public methodIpcClientChannel(IDictionary, IClientChannelSinkProvider)Initializes a new instance of the IpcClientChannel class with the specified configuration properties and sink.
Public methodIpcClientChannel(String, IClientChannelSinkProvider)Initializes a new instance of the IpcClientChannel class with the specified name and sink.

Public propertyChannelNameGets the name of the current channel.
Public propertyChannelPriorityGets the priority of the current channel.
Public propertyIsSecuredGets or sets a Boolean value that indicates whether the current channel is secure.

Public methodCreateMessageSinkInfrastructure. Returns a channel message sink that delivers messages to the specified URL or channel data object.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodParseInfrastructure. Extracts the channel URI and the remote well-known object URI from the specified URL.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Channels are used by the.NET Framework remoting infrastructure to transport remote calls. When a client calls a remote object, the call is serialized into a message that is sent by a client channel and received by a server channel. After the message is received, it is deserialized and processed. Any returned values are transmitted by the server channel and received by the client channel.

The IpcClientChannel class uses the Windows interprocess communication (IPC) system to transport messages between application domains on the same computer. When communicating between application domains on the same computer, the IPC channel is much faster than the TCP or HTTP channels.

To perform additional processing of messages on the client side, you can specify an implementation of the IClientChannelSinkProvider interface through which all messages processed by the IpcClientChannel object will be passed.

By default, the IpcClientChannel class uses a binary formatter to serialize all messages.

A IpcClientChannel object has associated configuration properties that can be set at run time either in a configuration file (by invoking the static RemotingConfiguration.Configure method) or programmatically (by passing a IDictionary collection to the IpcClientChannel constructor). For a list of these configuration properties, see the documentation for the IpcClientChannel constructor.

The following code example shows how to use the IpcClientChannel class.

using System;
using System.Runtime.Remoting;
using System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels;
using System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Ipc;

public class Client
    public static void Main ()
        IpcClientChannel clientChannel = new IpcClientChannel();

        RemotingConfiguration.RegisterWellKnownClientType( typeof(Counter) , "ipc://remote/counter" );

        Counter counter = new Counter();
        Console.WriteLine("This is call number {0}.", counter.Count);


The preceding code uses the following remote object.

using System;

public class Counter : MarshalByRefObject {

  private int count = 0;

  public int Count { get {
  } }


For an example of a server that exposes this object remotely, see IpcServerChannel.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.