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How to troubleshoot apparently contradictory states in a WCF proxy's State property

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WCF
I am terribly confused here and the information on the subject that I have been able to find online doesn't seem to quite solve this problem.  I have created a WCF Service; it is small and only has about a dozen operation contracts.  Then I created the client proxy; also quite small.  But I am having issues connecting the clients to the host.  Here is what appears to be happening: Public Sub Start() Try SyncLock syncObj Dim context As New InstanceContext(Me) m_proxy = New AwarenessSR.AwarenessWCFServiceClient(context, "NetTcpBinding_IAwarenessWCFService", m_endpointAddress) AddHandler m_proxy.InnerDuplexChannel.Faulted, AddressOf InnerDuplexHandler AddHandler m_proxy.InnerDuplexChannel.Closed, AddressOf InnerDuplexHandler Dim check As Boolean = False For i As Integer = 0 To 10 check = ValidateConnection() If check Then Exit For End If Next End SyncLock Catch ex As Exception ' Some error handling that I won't bother to copy End Try End Sub Public Function ValidateConnection(Optional ByVal autoRepair As Boolean = True) As Boolean Dim bIsValid As Boolean bIsValid = False SyncLock syncObj If autoRepair = True Then If m_proxy.State = ServiceModel.CommunicationState.Closed Or _

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