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

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Debugging in a Windows service host

Sometimes when developing WCF services that are hosted in a Windows Service application, we might find that it is not quite convenient to debug the service code. Though we can use WCF tracing or message logging to perform some verbose-level troubleshooting, in some cases it is still necessary to have a debugger (like Visual Studio) to do step-through code debugging against the service source code.

In this recipe, we will demonstrate how you can use Visual Studio to perform source-code debugging against a WCF service hosted in a Windows Service application.

Getting ready

Before we start debugging the Windows Service application that hosts a WCF service, there are several things we need to get ready. Here is a quick ...

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