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Thread: WCF, Begin/End asynch, OperationContext.Current

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    lordofduct is offline VB.NET Forum Enthusiast
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    WCF, Begin/End asynch, OperationContext.Current

    So I have a WCF service that runs, and sometimes I want to call to the server asynchronously.

    Basically I follow the Begin/End outline to do the call. WCF takes care of a asynchronous call when I do this, which means I'm not struck with any 'timeouts' if the service takes a while, it just responds back once it's done. Yey.

    On the service I grab a reference to the current OperationContext so I can get the sessionId. I have a few persistent values stored by the sessionId... so this way I know who called and what of these values to use.

    But the thing is OperationContext.Current is NOTHING if I do this Begin/End asynch call to the WCF service. Does anyone know why? Does anyone know how I can work around this?

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    Most likely you are using default BasicHttpBinding, which doesn't support sessions.
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    lordofduct is offline VB.NET Forum Enthusiast
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    nope...

    the object is there if I don't do an asynch begin/end call

    I'm using ws

    And I just tested, because that sounds weird, and OperationContext.Current does exist in BasicHttpBinding.
    Last edited by lordofduct; 09-24-2010 at 9:38 AM.

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    According to my tests OperationContext.Current does exist in BasicHttpBinding both for sync/ascyn calls, but it never has a session id. According to my research, for example System-Provided Bindings, it also shouldn't since that binding does not support sessions. I was only able to get an id string using other types of bindings, and there were also no difference with sync/async calls.
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