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Transaction.DependentClone Method

Creates a dependent clone of the transaction.

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

public DependentTransaction DependentClone(
	DependentCloneOption cloneOption


Type: System.Transactions.DependentCloneOption
A DependentCloneOption that controls what kind of dependent transaction to create.

Return Value

Type: System.Transactions.DependentTransaction
A DependentTransaction that represents the dependent clone.

A dependent transaction is a transaction whose outcome depends on the outcome of the transaction from which it was cloned.

The cloneoption parameter controls what kind of dependent transaction to create. If a dependent transaction is created with BlockCommitUntilComplete, it blocks the commit process of the transaction until the transaction times out, or Complete is called on the DependentTransaction. If it is created with RollbackIfNotComplete, it automatically aborts the transaction if Commit is called before Complete is called on the DependentTransaction.

The following example shows you how to create a dependent transaction.

		static void Main(string[] args)
				using (TransactionScope scope = new TransactionScope())
					// Perform transactional work here.

					//Queue work item
					ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem(new WaitCallback(WorkerThread), Transaction.Current.DependentClone(DependentCloneOption.BlockCommitUntilComplete));

					//Display transaction information
					Console.WriteLine("Transaction information:");
					Console.WriteLine("ID:             {0}", Transaction.Current.TransactionInformation.LocalIdentifier);
					Console.WriteLine("status:         {0}", Transaction.Current.TransactionInformation.Status);
					Console.WriteLine("isolationlevel: {0}", Transaction.Current.IsolationLevel);

					//Call Complete on the TransactionScope based on console input
					ConsoleKeyInfo c;
					while (true)
                        			Console.Write("Complete the transaction scope? [Y|N] ");
						c = Console.ReadKey();

						if ((c.KeyChar == 'Y') || (c.KeyChar == 'y'))
							//Call complete on the scope
						else if ((c.KeyChar == 'N') || (c.KeyChar == 'n'))

			catch (System.Transactions.TransactionException ex)
				Console.WriteLine("Cannot complete transaction");

		private static void WorkerThread(object transaction)
			//Create a DependentTransaction from the object passed to the WorkerThread
			DependentTransaction dTx = (DependentTransaction)transaction;

			//Sleep for 1 second to force the worker thread to delay

			//Pass the DependentTransaction to the scope, so that work done in the scope becomes part of the transaction passed to the worker thread
			using (TransactionScope ts = new TransactionScope(dTx))
				//Perform transactional work here.

				//Call complete on the transaction scope

			//Call complete on the dependent transaction

.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.