Restrict Second instatiation of a class

Hi all,

I have class, which should be instatiated only one in my project. If suppose u try to instatiate for the second time, it should return u some error message. Is it possoble. If yes how...thanks in advance
berylwilsonAsked:
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_ys_Commented:
Sounds like you want to implement what's commonly referred to as a 'singleton'.

namespace MyNameSpace
{
     public class MyClass
     {
          /// <remarks>There can be only one</remarks>
          private static MyClass singleton = null;

          /// <remarks>Creates (if necessary) and returns the
          /// single instance</remarks>
          public static MyClass CreateInstance( )
          {
                    if (null == singleton)
                    {
                         singleton = new MyClass( );
                    }

                    return singleton;
          }

          /// <remarks>Private - Prevents public instantiation
          /// of MyClass</remarks>
          private MyClass( )
          {
          }
     }
}

Clients use MyClass.CreateInstance to 'create' their object.
_TAD_Commented:


Here is a web site that may help
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/01/07/patterns/


But I am pretty sure it has nearly the same information that ys provided
ptmcompCommented:
The following variant is:
-easier to understand
-threadsafe (the above is not)
-also doesn't construct the singelton before any member of the class is accessed

namespace MyNameSpace
{
     public class MyClass
     {
          /// <remarks>Creates (if necessary)</remarks>
          private static MyClass singleton = new MyClass();

          /// <remarks>returns the single instance</remarks>
          public static MyClass Instance
          {
                    get
                    {
                         return singleton;
                    }
          }

....

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Tom KnowltonWeb developerCommented:
Whatever happened with this?


I have a similar question

(Singleton class?)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C_Sharp/Q_20909003.html


and

{Can changing over to a Singleton class help with this?)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C_Sharp/Q_20908802.html


Urgent please help:


Tom


Tom KnowltonWeb developerCommented:
Whatever happened with this?


I have a similar question

(Singleton class?)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C_Sharp/Q_20909003.html


and

{Can changing over to a Singleton class help with this?)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C_Sharp/Q_20908802.html


Urgent please help:


Tom


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