UriTemplateTable Class
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UriTemplateTable Class


A class that represents an associative set of UriTemplate objects.

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


public class UriTemplateTable


Initializes a new instance of the UriTemplateTable class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodUriTemplateTable(IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<UriTemplate, Object>>)

Initializes a new instance of the UriTemplateTable class with the specified collection of key/value pairs.


Initializes a new instance of the UriTemplateTable class with the specified base address.

System_CAPS_pubmethodUriTemplateTable(Uri, IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<UriTemplate, Object>>)

Initializes a new instance of the UriTemplateTable class with the specified base address and collection of key/value pairs.


Gets and sets the base address for the UriTemplateTable instance.


Gets a value that specifies whether the UriTemplateTable is read only.


Gets a collection of key/value pairs that consist of UriTemplate objects and their associated data.


Gets the original base address.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Makes the UriTemplateTable read only.


Attempts to match a candidate Uri to the UriTemplateTable.


Attempts to match a candidate Uri to the UriTemplateTable.


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

A UriTemplateTable is an associative set of UriTemplate objects bound to an object of the developer's choosing. It allows you to match candidate Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) against the templates in the set and retrieve the data associated with the matching templates. The contents of UriTemplateTable can be changed until the MakeReadOnly(Boolean) method is called, at which time one of following types of validation occurs:

  • When MakeReadOnly(Boolean) is called passing in false, the UriTemplateTable checks to make sure the table contains no multiple structurally-equivalent templates. If it finds such templates, it throws an exception. This type of validation is used in conjunction with MatchSingle(Uri) when you want to ensure only one template matches an incoming URI.

  • When MakeReadOnly(Boolean) is called passing in true, multiple structurally-equivalent templates can be contained within a UriTemplateTable. However, any query strings in the templates must not be ambiguous; identical query strings are allowed. For more information about ambiguous query strings, see UriTemplate and UriTemplateTable.

The following code shows how to create a UriTemplateTable, populate it, and use it to match against a candidate Uri.

Uri prefix = new Uri("http://localhost/");

//Create a series of templates
UriTemplate weatherByCity  = new UriTemplate("weather/ state}/ city}");
UriTemplate weatherByCountry = new UriTemplate("weather/ country}/ village}");       
UriTemplate weatherByState = new UriTemplate("weather/ state}");
UriTemplate traffic = new UriTemplate("traffic/*");
UriTemplate wildcard = new UriTemplate("*");

//Create a template table
UriTemplateTable table = new UriTemplateTable(prefix);
//Add each template to the table with some associated data
table.KeyValuePairs.Add(new KeyValuePair<UriTemplate, Object>(weatherByCity, "weatherByCity"));
table.KeyValuePairs.Add(new KeyValuePair<UriTemplate, Object>(weatherByCountry, "weatherByCountry"));
table.KeyValuePairs.Add(new KeyValuePair<UriTemplate, Object>(weatherByState, "weatherByState"));
table.KeyValuePairs.Add(new KeyValuePair<UriTemplate, Object>(traffic, "traffic"));

foreach (KeyValuePair<UriTemplate, Object> keyPair in table.KeyValuePairs)
    Console.WriteLine("     0},  1}", keyPair.Key, keyPair.Value);


//Call MatchSingle to retrieve some match results:
ICollection<UriTemplateMatch> results = null;
Uri weatherInSeattle = new Uri("http://localhost/weather/Washington/Seattle");

results = table.Match(weatherInSeattle);
if( results != null)
    Console.WriteLine("Matching templates:");
    foreach (UriTemplateMatch match in results)
        Console.WriteLine("    0}", match.Template);

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5

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

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