Debugging a WCF Service from Silverlight
Debugging a WCF Service from Silverlight: The Breakpoint will not currently be hit at the WCF Service.
- Binding configuration at WCF has debugging enabled
- Cross domain problem has been take care of since WCF and Service is running on different servers.
- Visual studio is running in administrator credentials or credentials having enough permission to debug on server.
While working today I came across a requirement
to debug a WCF Service from Silverlight and it took me one hour to find the
solution, I had the above three assumptions met and I was not able to debug WCF
Service from Silverlight.
I had the architecture of solution as below,
There is nothing unusual in the above architecture. I had Silverlight, Web
Application and WCF as part of the same solution. The problems came when I tried to
debug the WCF service from Silverlight. I was getting the below information at the breakpoint in the service side and I was never able to hit the service while
I binged a lot but did not get quiet good solution suggesting solving this.
Eventually I found it very simple way to solve this.
Follow steps as below to hit the breakpoint in the service ,
Set the web application as the Startup project
Put a breakpoint on Xaml.cs and run the Silverlight application and upon hitting the breakpoint on the XAML page stop for a while
While the breakpoint on XAML is hit, select Tools from the menu and choose Attach
And then attach to the WCF host server.
Once after attaching to the WCF host server you should able to hit the breakpoint in the WCF Service from Silverlight.
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