OperationBehaviorAttribute.TransactionScopeRequired OperationBehaviorAttribute.TransactionScopeRequired OperationBehaviorAttribute.TransactionScopeRequired OperationBehaviorAttribute.TransactionScopeRequired Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the method requires a transaction scope for its execution.

public:
 property bool TransactionScopeRequired { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool TransactionScopeRequired { get; set; }
member this.TransactionScopeRequired : bool with get, set
Public Property TransactionScopeRequired As Boolean

Property Value

true if the method requires a transaction scope to execute; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Examples

The following code example shows an operation that executes within a mandatory distributed transaction. The TransactionScopeRequired property indicates that the operation executes under a transaction scope and the TransactionAutoComplete property indicates that if no unhandled exceptions occur, the transaction scope is completed automatically. If an unhandled exception does occur, the transaction is aborted.

using System;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.Transactions;

namespace Microsoft.WCF.Documentation
{
  [ServiceContract(Namespace="http://microsoft.wcf.documentation", SessionMode=SessionMode.Required)]
  public interface IBehaviorService
  {
    [OperationContract]
    string TxWork(string message);
  }

  // Note: To use the TransactionIsolationLevel property, you 
  // must add a reference to the System.Transactions.dll assembly.
  /* The following service implementation:
   *   -- Processes messages on one thread at a time
   *   -- Creates one service object per session
   *   -- Releases the service object when the transaction commits
   */
  [ServiceBehavior(
    ConcurrencyMode=ConcurrencyMode.Single,
    InstanceContextMode=InstanceContextMode.PerSession,
    ReleaseServiceInstanceOnTransactionComplete=true
  )]
  public class BehaviorService : IBehaviorService, IDisposable
  {
    Guid myID;

    public BehaviorService()
    {
      myID = Guid.NewGuid();
      Console.WriteLine(
        "Object "
        + myID.ToString()
        + " created.");
    }

    /*
     * The following operation-level behaviors are specified:
     *   -- Always executes under a transaction scope.
     *   -- The transaction scope is completed when the operation terminates 
     *       without an unhandled exception.
     */
    [OperationBehavior(
      TransactionAutoComplete = true,
      TransactionScopeRequired = true
    )]
    [TransactionFlow(TransactionFlowOption.Mandatory)]
    public string TxWork(string message)
    {
      // Do some transactable work.
      Console.WriteLine("TxWork called with: " + message);
      // Display transaction information.

      TransactionInformation info = Transaction.Current.TransactionInformation;
      Console.WriteLine("The distributed tx ID: {0}.", info.DistributedIdentifier);
      Console.WriteLine("The tx status: {0}.", info.Status);
      return String.Format("Hello. This was object {0}.",myID.ToString()) ;
    }

    public void Dispose()
    {
      Console.WriteLine(
        "Service "
        + myID.ToString()
        + " is being recycled."
      );
    }
  }
}
Imports System.ServiceModel
Imports System.Transactions

Namespace Microsoft.WCF.Documentation
  <ServiceContract(Namespace:="http://microsoft.wcf.documentation", SessionMode:=SessionMode.Required)> _
  Public Interface IBehaviorService
    <OperationContract> _
    Function TxWork(ByVal message As String) As String
  End Interface

    ' Note: To use the TransactionIsolationLevel property, you 
    ' must add a reference to the System.Transactions.dll assembly.
    ' The following service implementation:
    '   *   -- Processes messages on one thread at a time
    '   *   -- Creates one service object per session
    '   *   -- Releases the service object when the transaction commits

    <ServiceBehavior(ConcurrencyMode:=ConcurrencyMode.Single, InstanceContextMode:=InstanceContextMode.PerSession, _
                     ReleaseServiceInstanceOnTransactionComplete:=True)> _
    Public Class BehaviorService
        Implements IBehaviorService, IDisposable
        Private myID As Guid

        Public Sub New()
            myID = Guid.NewGuid()
            Console.WriteLine("Object " & myID.ToString() & " created.")
        End Sub

        '    
        '     * The following operation-level behaviors are specified:
        '     *   -- Always executes under a transaction scope.
        '     *   -- The transaction scope is completed when the operation terminates 
        '     *       without an unhandled exception.
        '     
        <OperationBehavior(TransactionAutoComplete:=True, TransactionScopeRequired:=True), _
        TransactionFlow(TransactionFlowOption.Mandatory)> _
        Public Function TxWork(ByVal message As String) As String Implements IBehaviorService.TxWork
            ' Do some transactable work.
            Console.WriteLine("TxWork called with: " & message)
            ' Display transaction information.

            Dim info As TransactionInformation = Transaction.Current.TransactionInformation
            Console.WriteLine("The distributed tx ID: {0}.", info.DistributedIdentifier)
            Console.WriteLine("The tx status: {0}.", info.Status)
            Return String.Format("Hello. This was object {0}.", myID.ToString())
        End Function

        Public Sub Dispose() Implements IDisposable.Dispose
            Console.WriteLine("Service " & myID.ToString() & " is being recycled.")
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

Remarks

Set the TransactionScopeRequired to true to require your operation to execute within a transaction scope. If a flowed transaction is available, the operation executes within that transaction. If one is not available, a new transaction is created and used for the operation execution. The binding specified in the endpoint controls whether flowed transactions are supported. Therefore, to obtain the proper behavior you must understand the interaction between whether transaction flow is permitted by the binding and the TransactionScopeRequired property. The following table shows the possible behavior.

TransactionScopeRequired Binding permits transaction flow Caller flows transaction Result
False False No Method executes without a transaction.
True False No Method creates and executes within a new transaction.
True or False False Yes A SOAP fault is returned for the transaction header.
False True Yes Method executes without a transaction.
True True Yes Method executes under the flowed transaction.

Applies to