AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Retrieves all active game sessions that match a set of search criteria and sorts them into a specified order.

This operation is not designed to be continually called to track game session status. This practice can cause you to exceed your API limit, which results in errors. Instead, you must configure configure an Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) topic to receive notifications from FlexMatch or queues. Continuously polling game session status with DescribeGameSessions should only be used for games in development with low game session usage.

When searching for game sessions, you specify exactly where you want to search and provide a search filter expression, a sort expression, or both. A search request can search only one fleet, but it can search all of a fleet's locations.

This operation can be used in the following ways:

Use the pagination parameters to retrieve results as a set of sequential pages.

If successful, a GameSession object is returned for each game session that matches the request. Search finds game sessions that are in ACTIVE status only. To retrieve information on game sessions in other statuses, use DescribeGameSessions .

You can search or sort by the following game session attributes:

Returned values for playerSessionCount and hasAvailablePlayerSessions change quickly as players join sessions and others drop out. Results should be considered a snapshot in time. Be sure to refresh search results often, and handle sessions that fill up before a player can join.

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For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to SearchGameSessionsAsync.

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


public abstract SearchGameSessionsResponse SearchGameSessions(
         SearchGameSessionsRequest request
Type: Amazon.GameLift.Model.SearchGameSessionsRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the SearchGameSessions 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.
NotFoundException THe requested resources was not found. The resource was either not created yet or deleted.
TerminalRoutingStrategyException The service is unable to resolve the routing for a particular alias because it has a terminal RoutingStrategy associated with it. The message returned in this exception is the message defined in the routing strategy itself. Such requests should only be retried if the routing strategy for the specified alias is modified.
UnauthorizedException The client failed authentication. 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

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