WsCreateChannelForListener function (webservices.h)

Creates a channel associated with a specified listener.


HRESULT WsCreateChannelForListener(
  [in]           WS_LISTENER               *listener,
                 const WS_CHANNEL_PROPERTY *properties,
  [in]           ULONG                     propertyCount,
                 WS_CHANNEL                **channel,
  [in, optional] WS_ERROR                  *error


[in] listener

Pointer to a WS_LISTENER structure representing the listener for which to create a channel. The listener can be in any state. (For listener states, see the WS_LISTENER_STATE enumeration.)


An array of WS_CHANNEL_PROPERTY structures containing optional values for channel initialization. This can be a NULL, in which case, the propertyCount parameter must be 0 (zero).

For information on creating a custom channel, see the Remarks section.

[in] propertyCount

The number of properties in the properties array.


On success, a pointer that receives the address of the created channel.
When the channel is no longer needed, you must free it by calling WsFreeChannel.

[in, optional] error

Pointer to a WS_ERROR structure that receives additional error information if the function fails.

Return value

If the function succeeds, it returns NO_ERROR; otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Return code Description
One or more arguments are invalid.
Insufficient memory to complete the operation.
Other Errors
This function may return other errors not listed above.


To accept an incoming message exchange, call the WsAcceptChannel function.

The security characteristics of the channel are the same as those specified for the listener.

When you create a custom channel (using the WS_CUSTOM_CHANNEL_BINDING value of the WS_CHANNEL_BINDING enumeration), you can specify only the following channel properties:

If initial properties are required to create the custom channel, specify them by using the WS_CHANNEL_PROPERTY_CUSTOM_CHANNEL_PARAMETERS property.


Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header webservices.h
Library WebServices.lib
DLL WebServices.dll