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IInstanceContextInitializer Interface

Defines the methods necessary to inspect or modify the creation of InstanceContext objects when required.

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

public interface IInstanceContextInitializer

The IInstanceContextInitializer type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodInitializeProvides the ability to modify the newly created InstanceContext object.
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To inspect or modify InstanceContext objects when they are created, implement the IInstanceContextInitializer interface and use an IContractBehavior to add it to the InstanceContextInitializers property.

There can be any number of context initializers for a service. Typically, the IInstanceContextInitializer is added to attach an extension to the InstanceContext object as a mechanism for passing data throughout an application.

If you want to participate in providing or selecting the InstanceContext object that processes a message, see System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.IInstanceContextProvider.

.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.
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