How To Quickly Test A WCF Service


January 15, 2018 | Posted in .Net

A nice way to be able to test a WCF service without the need to spend time creating your own test harness if you want something quick and dirty is to use the Microsoft “WcfTestClient.exe” utility which can be found in a path similar to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\WcfTestClient.exe. All you have to do is copy your service url and paste it to the utility where you can double click on whichever method you’d like to invoke, drop down he message type and complete the requested info and there you have it, a quick a easy way to test a WCF service.

On the left you sill see the available methods, to the right of that you will see the request and below the request you will see the response from the service.

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