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How to host a custom webservice in sharepoint?Manvir

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Hi there, I am a newbie in Webservice programming.
The exception:
The Address property on ChannelFactory.Endpoint was null.  The ChannelFactory's Endpoint must have a valid Address specified.
I have read many sites in internet (found unfortunately only for VS2008 and SP2007) and tried many things, but always failed. I really need your help to solve this problem. Thank you in advance.

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If I create a webservice consumer that invokes a test method on my custom webservice, my webservice is able to obtain the SPContext of the sharepoint site pointed to by the URL.

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I followed the MSDN example in how to create a custom webservice that integrates with sharepoint at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms464040.aspx

I'm able to successfully call the custom webservice it walks you through from internet explorer out of a sharepoint 2010 site using a URL such as http://vm-spproduction/sites/resource/_vti_bin/service.asmx

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