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Config Hosting multiple WCF services in one NT service

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 23, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WCF

Hello there,


I've a question about hosting a service in a selfhosting scenario (not IIS or WAS).


For example, I have one WCFService with a config file (web.config). In this config file a system.serviceModel section exists, but also several appSettings.


Hosting in IIS is very simple. I created a svc file and voila, you can call the service. I do not have to place the configsettings of the WCFService into IIS.


Now I turn to host the WCFService in another host, a Windows NT service (or a win/console app).


Why do I have to place all of the WCFService configuration settings in the app.config of the NT Service? Why not just a reference to the physical path of the WCFService.


In the case of three WCFServices hosted by one NT Service, I have to place three web.config contents into the app.config of the NT Service. (Am I wrong? I hope so.)


tnx for reply!




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