- Posted by dan on April 21, 2011
Quick post, for my own sanity. If you every find that your Service Requests via WCF are working fine, but after a seemingly short time they fail.
Often you'll get an TimeOutException
The operation has timed out
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.
Exception Details: System.Net.WebException: The operation has timed out
With a stack trace like this:
[WebException: The operation has timed out]
System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelRequest.WaitForReply(TimeSpan timeout) +81
[TimeoutException: The HTTP request to 'http://localhost:85/CarService.svc' has exceeded the allotted timeout of 00:00:09.9990000. The time allotted to this operation may have been a portion of a longer timeout.]
System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelUtilities.ProcessGetResponseWebException(WebException webException, HttpWebRequest request, HttpAbortReason abortReason) +6679397
System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelRequest.WaitForReply(TimeSpan timeout) +15223563
System.ServiceModel.Channels.RequestChannel.Request(Message message, TimeSpan timeout) +415
If you've got a WCF Service client that inherits from ClientBase like so
public class CarServiceClient : ClientBase,ICarService
: base("CarService", new EndpointAddress("http://localhost:85/CarService.svc"))
public IList BrowseMakes()
public IList BrowseModels()
public IList BrowseCarsByMake(MakeDto makeDto)
when you construct the client, to call your service as shown below Check you've closed the Service client.
public JsonResult GetModelsForMake(MakeDto makeDto)
var serviceClient = new CarServiceClient();
var models = serviceClient.BrowseModelsByMake(makeDto);
serviceClient.Close(); //IMPORTANT DONT FORGET TO CLOSE IT
Another waste of 2+ hours, hoping it saves someone else's time.
- Posted by dan on April 3, 2011
Ok this is the 2nd time in the last month this has bitten me. Typically I previously solved it at work and just can't remember how so have been left for the past hour banging my head against the keyboard. I've also had the fabled MaxReceivedMessageSize in relation to this.
Download Sample WCF Service with FileUpload (1.15 mb)
But It's solved and it was SO simple it hurts me. Firstly we have a simple solution consisting of 2 projects.
- WCF Service application
- Console Application
So we want to upload the file called Cake.jpg from the FileUpload.App to the FileUpload.Services project. It should be so simple shouldn't it.
Please not we have a app.config in the console applications project. This file should contain the following: Syntax highlighter didn't work so here's the file: app.config.xml (1.85 kb)
Your Web.config should look like this: Web.config.xml (9.94 kb)