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Stuck getting the simplest web server sample working

Topics: faq
Aug 25, 2011 at 10:52 PM
Edited Aug 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Here's my steps (I'm using VS2010).

  • Download the solution from source, convert to VS2010, build in debug mode, so I have the dll available
  • Create a separate, new command line project in VS2010
  • Copy Main() from \Samples\HttpServer\WebServer to my Program.cs Main() class
  • Add in a line to set MaxContentSize to fix a bug where no default is set (only appear to need this line for the POST)
  • Create new folder in my project called 'dlls'
  • Copy \HttpServer\bin\Debug\HttpServer.dll to a new folder in my project
  • Add reference to HttpServer.dll from my dlls folder
  • Create new wwwroot folder, and put the sample web page and associated files in there
  • Change the path in the new FileResources line to match my wwwroot folder
  • Build my project. All is OK
  • Run my project (Debug mode). All is OK
  • Set breakpoint on 1st line ofOnRequest() method
  • In a browser, request machinename:8085
  • Sample page shows in browser before the breakpoint is hit!
  • Breakpoint only stops when the browser (IE9) requests favicon.ico

I'm stumped! This is a really simple demo and it doesn't work as I assume it is intended. Maybe I've completely missed the point of this sample, but if so, then the samples and documentation need to be clearer.


UPDATE: I've rebuilt, and cleared the cached, and the browser is no longer requesting favicon. I have once had the OnRequest() method stop at the breakpoint, but only after a POST, never on the initial GETs. Often after the POST I get a 500 error, Request.cs:line 244  Object reference not set to an instance of an object.


Still Perplexed



Greg Woods