AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Defines a new matchmaking configuration for use with FlexMatch. A matchmaking configuration sets out guidelines for matching players and getting the matches into games. You can set up multiple matchmaking configurations to handle the scenarios needed for your game. Each matchmaking ticket (StartMatchmaking or StartMatchBackfill) specifies a configuration for the match and provides player attributes to support the configuration being used.

To create a matchmaking configuration, at a minimum you must specify the following: configuration name; a rule set that governs how to evaluate players and find acceptable matches; a game session queue to use when placing a new game session for the match; and the maximum time allowed for a matchmaking attempt.

Player acceptance -- In each configuration, you have the option to require that all players accept participation in a proposed match. To enable this feature, set AcceptanceRequired to true and specify a time limit for player acceptance. Players have the option to accept or reject a proposed match, and a match does not move ahead to game session placement unless all matched players accept.

Matchmaking status notification -- There are two ways to track the progress of matchmaking tickets: (1) polling ticket status with DescribeMatchmaking; or (2) receiving notifications with Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). To use notifications, you first need to set up an SNS topic to receive the notifications, and provide the topic ARN in the matchmaking configuration (see Setting up Notifications for Matchmaking). Since notifications promise only "best effort" delivery, we recommend calling DescribeMatchmaking if no notifications are received within 30 seconds.

Operations related to match configurations and rule sets include:


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateMatchmakingConfigurationAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.GameLift
Assembly: AWSSDK.GameLift.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreateMatchmakingConfigurationResponse CreateMatchmakingConfiguration(
         CreateMatchmakingConfigurationRequest request
Type: Amazon.GameLift.Model.CreateMatchmakingConfigurationRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateMatchmakingConfiguration service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateMatchmakingConfiguration service method, as returned by GameLift.


InternalServiceException The service encountered an unrecoverable internal failure while processing the request. Clients can retry such requests immediately or after a waiting period.
InvalidRequestException One or more parameter values in the request are invalid. Correct the invalid parameter values before retrying.
LimitExceededException The requested operation would cause the resource to exceed the allowed service limit. Resolve the issue before retrying.
NotFoundException A service resource associated with the request could not be found. Clients should not retry such requests.
UnsupportedRegionException The requested operation is not supported in the region specified.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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