ImportEngine Class

Performs composition for containers.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.Composition (in System.ComponentModel.Composition.dll)


Public Class ImportEngine _
    Implements ICompositionService, IDisposable
public class ImportEngine : ICompositionService, 

The ImportEngine type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public method ImportEngine(ExportProvider) Initializes a new instance of the ImportEngine class.
Public method ImportEngine(ExportProvider, Boolean) Initializes a new instance of the ImportEngine class, optionally in thread-safe mode.



  Name Description
Public method Dispose() Releases all resources used by the current instance of the ImportEngine class.
Protected method Dispose(Boolean) Releases the unmanaged resources used by the ImportEngine and optionally releases the managed resources.
Public method Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method PreviewImports Previews all the required imports for the specified part to make sure that they can be satisfied, without actually setting them.
Public method ReleaseImports Releases all the exports used to satisfy the imports of the specified part.
Public method SatisfyImports Satisfies the imports of the specified part.
Public method SatisfyImportsOnce Satisfies the imports of the specified part without registering them for recomposition.
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)


Extension Methods

  Name Description
Public Extension Method SatisfyImportsOnce Composes the specified part by using the specified composition service, with recomposition disabled. (Defined by AttributedModelServices.)



This class is used internally by CompositionContainer. Typically, you will not use this class unless you are authoring a container.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4


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Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.