Remoting: RegisterWellKnownClientType

Posted on 2008-10-31
Last Modified: 2013-11-07

I need some help to explaine the RegisterWellKnownClientType.

I have a several servers and a clients that  should all  communicate with each other via remoting,
I'm not sure if I only should use interfaces and skip register the objects for the client.

Is there any downsides not to use the  RegisterWellKnownClientType?

Question by:AWestEng
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Heathcliff74 earned 500 total points
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If you have several servers and you want the clients to be able to use different servers for the same type, you don't want to use RegisterWellKnownClientType, because that will limit you to use only one single server for that specific type.

Using RegisterWellKnownClientType for server activated objects
Pro: You can create an object completely transaparant, like this: ServerType myObject = new ServerType();
Con: Your object will always be hosted on the server where you registered your type and it is not possible to unregister

If you want to use multiple servers, you should activate (server-activated) your object like this:
ServerType myObject = (ServerType)Activator.GetObject(typeof(ServerType), "http://localhost:8081/RemoteObj");

Everytime you instantiate a remoting object, you can decide on the url of the host.

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Thx Heathcliff74 for sorting this out for me.. :)

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Perfect!! :)

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