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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications by Steven Cheng

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Capturing WCF request/response messages via Fiddler tool

When developing a WCF service, it is useful to capture the underlying messages of service operations (request and response). There are several different means for capturing service operation messages in WCF service applications.

In this recipe, we will introduce how we can use the Fiddler tool to capture the underlying messages issued by a WCF service (or client proxy) over the HTTP transport protocol.

How to do it...

Fiddler is a free web debugging tool that can help analyze network communication data over the HTTP transport layer such as the message/data issued by Internet Explorer, WinINet components, or .NET WebRequest components. Here we will demonstrate the detailed steps to use Fiddler ...

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