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Remove .SVC from WCF REST Service

Posted By:Dhananjay Kumar       Posted Date: September 13, 2010    Points: 25    Category: WCF    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

This article shows how to remove .SVC from WCF REST Service

Removing .SVC from WCF REST Service

I got a mail asking question, "How could we remove .SVC from a WCF REST Service? "
For example, instead of

We need to remove, .svc extension from address of the WCF service.

Let us say, you have a WCF REST Service up and running


With output

Read here: How to create a WCF REST Service

To remove service extension, we will write a HTTP Module and remove the extension and rewrite the path.

Now to remove .svc follows below steps

1.   Add a class in WCF Application project. 
2.  Add the namespace System.Web
3.  Implement the class from  IHttpModule

4.  Before starting of current context take the context path and rewrite the URL.

Full source code for


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;

namespace WcfService7
  public class Removesvc : IHttpModule
  public void Dispose()

  public void Init(HttpApplication context)

  context.BeginRequest += delegate
  HttpContext cxt = HttpContext.Current;
  string path = cxt.Request.AppRelativeCurrentExecutionFilePath;
  int i = path.IndexOf('/', 2);
  if (i > 0)
  string a = path.Substring(0, i) + ".svc";
  string b = path.Substring(i, path.Length - i);
  string c = cxt.Request.QueryString.ToString();
  cxt.RewritePath(a, b, c, false);

5.  Now we need to add the HTTP Module in configuration file of WCF Service.

Where, RemoveSvc is name of the class implementing IHttpModule and WcfService7 is the project name (namespace)



6.  Now host the service in IIS.  [Read here :  Hosting WCF Service in IIS ]
Now when you open WCF REST Service in browser, you can see you are able to  call the service without extension ,


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