SoapExtension.Initialize(Object) SoapExtension.Initialize(Object) SoapExtension.Initialize(Object) SoapExtension.Initialize(Object) Method

Definition

When overridden in a derived class, allows a SOAP extension to initialize itself using the data cached in the GetInitializer(LogicalMethodInfo, SoapExtensionAttribute) method.

public:
 abstract void Initialize(System::Object ^ initializer);
public abstract void Initialize (object initializer);
abstract member Initialize : obj -> unit
Public MustOverride Sub Initialize (initializer As Object)

Parameters

Examples

The following example demonstrates how you can use the data cached during the GetInitializer method.

   // Receive the file name stored by GetInitializer and store it in
   // a member variable for this specific instance.
public:
   virtual void Initialize( Object^ initializer ) override
   {
      filename = dynamic_cast<String^>(initializer);
   }
// Receive the file name stored by GetInitializer and store it in
// a member variable for this specific instance.
public override void Initialize(object initializer) {
    filename = (string) initializer;
}
' Receive the file name stored by GetInitializer and store it in a 
' member variable for this specific instance.
Public Overrides Sub Initialize(initializer As Object)
    m_filename = CStr(initializer)
End Sub

Remarks

A SOAP extension has three opportunities to initialize data and they all have different purposes:

  • Class constructor - The class constructor is called every time a SOAP extension is instantiated and is typically used to initialize member variables.

  • GetInitializer - This method is called just once, the first time a SOAP request is made to an XML Web services method. If a custom attribute is applied to the XML Web service method, the GetInitializer method is invoked. This allows the SOAP extension to interrogate the LogicalMethodInfo of an XML Web service method for prototype information or to access extension-specific data passed by a class deriving from SoapExtensionAttribute. The return value is cached by ASP.NET and passed into subsequent Initialize methods. Therefore, initialization done in GetInitializer is encapsulated essentially into a one-time performance hit.

  • Initialize - This method is called every time a SOAP request is made to an XML Web service method, but has an advantage over the class constructor, in that the Object initialized in GetInitializer is passed to it.

Note

You can also add a SOAP extension without deriving from SoapExtensionAttribute by using the <soapExtensionTypes> Element in a configuration file. For details, see <soapExtensionTypes> Element and SOAP Message Modification Using SOAP Extensions.

Applies to