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IDisposable works for WCF services

, 30 Jan 2011 CPOL
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IDisposable works for WCF services
WCF calls Dispose() on service implementations that implement IDisposable.

[ServiceBehavior(InstanceContextMode = InstanceContextMode.PerSession, ConcurrencyMode = ConcurrencyMode.Multiple)]
public class DataService : IDataService, IDisposable
  public void Dispose()
     // Perform cleanup of your choice   
  // IDataService implmentation

Since I've found this useful on a number of occasions, I imagine it is of interest to others too ...

I haven't seen this documented anywhere, but then I haven't read everything either. Smile | :)


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