WCF Interview Question – How to achieve Self-Hosting in WCF?


The following steps are followed to do Self-hosting.

Step1:    //Create a URI to serve as the base address

// Address as well binding

Uri httpUrl = new Uri("http://localhost:8010/MyService/HelloWorld");

Step2: //Create ServiceHost

 ServiceHost host = new ServiceHost(typeof(ClassLibrary1.HelloWorldService),httpUrl);

Step3: //Add a service endpoint

host.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof(ClassLibrary1.IHelloWorldService) , new WSHttpBinding(), "");

Step4: //Enable metadata exchange

ServiceMetadataBehavior smb = new ServiceMetadataBehavior();
smb.HttpGetEnabled = true;           

Step5: //Start the Service



Console.WriteLine("Service is host at " + DateTime.Now.ToString());          
Console.WriteLine("Host is running... Press <Enter> key to stop");           

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