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InstanceContext.ReleaseServiceInstance Method

Releases the service instance.

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

public void ReleaseServiceInstance()


The service instance is in a created or opening state and cannot be used.


The service instance has been aborted.


The service instance is closing or has been closed already and cannot be modified.


The service instance is faulted and cannot be modified in these states.

Uri baseAddress = new Uri("http://localhost:8000/ServiceModelSamples/service");

// Create a ServiceHost for the CalculatorService type and provide the base address.
using (ServiceHost serviceHost = new ServiceHost(typeof(CalculatorService), baseAddress))
    OperationContext operationContext = OperationContext.Current;
    InstanceContext instanceContext = operationContext.InstanceContext;

.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.