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Posted 1 Nov 2009

Dynamic Binding Using the Factory Pattern

, 1 Nov 2009
Using the Factory design pattern to hide dynamic binding and use configuration strings to determine which classes should be instantiated.
 * Copyright 2009 Richard (Rick) Marvin Wycoff, All Rights Reserved
 * NOTICE: You are permitted to use, modify, and distribute this file in 
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 * file must remain intact.

using System;
using System.ServiceModel;

namespace Wycoff.Activation.WcfHttp
    /// <summary>
    /// Creates a remote object using WCF over HTTP
    /// </summary>
    /// <typeparam name="T">
    /// The type of the channel object.
    /// </typeparam>
    public class WcfHttpActivator<T> : Locator.ILocatorActivator
        #region ILocatorActivator Members

        /// <summary>
        /// Creates a proxy to the remote object.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="type">Note Used</param>
        /// <param name="uri">
        /// Uri string in the format:  
        /// ActivatorMapKey://host[:port]/RemoteTheService<br />
        /// [ ] - means optional
        /// <remarks>
        /// Since this is a generic class, a different instance of
        /// this class will have to be provided to the Locator for each
        /// type of remote object.  The ActivatorMapKey should represent
        /// the User Defined string identifier for a type so the Locator
        /// can find the correct activator.  The ActivatorMapKey will then
        /// be replace with http to make the appropriate WCF connection.
        /// </remarks>
        /// </param>
        /// <returns>
        /// Proxy to the remote object.
        /// </returns>
        public object Activate(Type type, Uri uri)
            string correctedUri = null;
            if (uri.IsDefaultPort)
                correctedUri = string.Format("http://{0}{1}",
                 uri.Host, uri.PathAndQuery);
                correctedUri = string.Format("http://{0}:{1}{2}",
                 uri.Host, uri.Port, uri.PathAndQuery);

            BasicHttpBinding binding = new BasicHttpBinding();
            EndpointAddress address = new EndpointAddress(correctedUri);
            object proxy = ChannelFactory<T>.CreateChannel(binding, address);

            return proxy;


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About the Author

Richard (Rick) Wycoff
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Rick's software passion is developing "invisible” software components, the kind that no one ever thinks about because they just do what they are supposed to do. He believes in standards, design patterns, and designing components for extensibility and reuse.

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