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Persistent Property Sample

The functionality of the PersistentProperty attribute is connected with the PersistentId of the connection. When a connection is closed all properties that is decorated with the PersistentProperty attribute will be saved with the PersistentId as a key. When the client reconnects (with the same PersistentId) the properties decorated with the PersistentProperty attribute will be restored.


We have a controller Foo with a single property Bar. The Bar property is decorated with the PersistentProperty attribute.

public class Foo : XSocketController
    public int Bar { get; set; }

To test this we can use Putty.

1. Connect

Connect with Putty


When connected we pass in foo|1| If you remember the reserved topics table you will know that 1 opens a controller. The server will then respond with 2 (controller open). We also get a PI (PersistentId) back. We copy this to use in the reconnect.

2. Set the Bar property to 42

Now set the value of the Bar property by using the compiler generated set method.


So, foo|set_bar|42 will set the property Bar to the value 42

3. Reconnect

Close Putty and open it up again, now we pass in the PersistentId (that we copied) in the handshake.



When we call foo|get_bar| the server returns 42 since the value was persisted between the connections.


The default module for PersistentProperty stores the values in-memory. It has a timeout that is 30 seconds. If the client does not reconnect within this limit the server will delete the values.

To change this timeout to (for example) 1 minute you can use

XSockets.Core.Common.Globals.Constants.Connection.PropertyStorageTimeoutInSeconds = 60;

If you need full control and "real" persistence you should implement a custom module for the PersistentProperty. A sample is provided in the next section.

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