In SignalR, ping messages are used to keep the connection alive and detect if the client is still connected to the server. If you want to filter out or handle these ping messages differently in your application, you can achieve that by intercepting the messages on the client-side.

Assuming you are using the @microsoft/signalr library in your React application, you can extend the HubConnectionBuilder to handle the received messages and apply your filtering logic. Here's an example of how you can do this:

import { HubConnectionBuilder } from '@microsoft/signalr'; const connection = new HubConnectionBuilder() .withUrl('/hub') // Replace with your SignalR hub URL .withAutomaticReconnect() // Enable automatic reconnection .build(); // Intercept incoming messages before they reach your handlers connection.onreceiving = (data) => { const receivedData = JSON.parse(data); // Check if it's a ping message if (receivedData && receivedData.type === 6) { // Do something with the ping message (e.g., ignore it or handle it differently) console.log('Received a ping message:', receivedData); // Return false to prevent further processing of the ping message return false; } // Return true to allow the message to be processed by other handlers return true; }; // Start the connection connection.start() .then(() => console.log('Connection established')) .catch((error) => console.error('Connection failed:', error));

In the example above, we override the onreceiving method of the connection to intercept incoming messages. When a message is received, we parse it to check its type. SignalR ping messages have a type of 6.

If the message is a ping message, we log it and return false. Returning false prevents the message from being further processed by other handlers, effectively filtering it out.

If the message is not a ping message, we return true, allowing it to be processed by other handlers you might have set up in your application.

By filtering out or handling ping messages differently, you can have more control over the behavior of your SignalR connection in your React application.

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