[Mono-list] Remoting and Type Activation

Matthew Metnetsky met@uberstats.com
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 16:19:00 -0400

I'm trying to make a small library I have remotable without much luck. 
I've following the examples at MSDN

(http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpguide/html/cpconbuildingbasicnetremotingapplication.asp), which of course works fine.  I've even extended it to try and better mimic the basic design ideas of my library, and that works too.

But the second I try it on my library it fails.  I can create the class
which starts my library fine, but when I call it to return an instance
of my database manager it starts returning local copies (as debugged by
Console.WriteLine("server") vs. Console.WriteLine("client") at different
levels.  The library itself is way to large to attach yet alone
understand with a quick glimpse so I was wondering if anyone was willing
to give some pointers.  

- What causes the Remoting framework to switch from server to client?
- How might I force this to not happen?
- Do all classes have to be serializable/marshal even when they're not
the directly used/access?
- Any thing else I might be missing?

I'm on Mono CVS and using TCP Client based Remoting.

~ Matthew