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A sample WCF host and client in F#, extremely simple but a starting point
open System
open System.ServiceModel
open System.ServiceModel.Description
[<ServiceContract(ConfigurationName = "PublishService", Namespace = "")>]
type IPublishService =
abstract member TestMethod : name:string -> string
type PublishService() =
interface IPublishService with
member x.TestMethod (name:string) = "Hello " + name
let address = "http://localhost:4771"
let StartServer() =
use host = new ServiceHost(typeof<PublishService>, new Uri(address))
host.Description.Behaviors.Add(new ServiceMetadataBehavior(HttpGetEnabled = true));
printfn "Service is running at %s" (host.Description.Endpoints.[0].Address.ToString())
printfn "Press Enter to shut down service"
Console.ReadLine() |> ignore
let RunClient() =
let endpoint = new ServiceEndpoint(
new BasicHttpBinding(),
new EndpointAddress(address))
let factory = new ChannelFactory<IPublishService>(endpoint)
let channel = factory.CreateChannel()
let result = channel.TestMethod("there")
printfn "Got result: %s" result

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@giuliohome giuliohome commented Nov 6, 2016

Nice work! Remember that host.Open() requires admin permissions or - alternatively - you have to reserve the URL for the script's user from an eleveted cmd by configuring netsh http add urlacl url=http://+:4771/ user=domain\user

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