Gets or sets a value that controls whether Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) publishes an HTML help page at the address controlled by the HttpHelpPageUrl property.
Assembly: System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
Set the property to false to disable the publication of an HTML help page visible to HTML browsers.
To ensure the HTML help page is published at the location controlled by the HttpsHelpPageUrl property, you must set this property to true and then one of the following conditions must also be true:
The HttpsHelpPageUrl property is an absolute address that supports the HTTP protocol scheme.
There is a base address for the service that supports the HTTP protocol scheme.
Although an exception is thrown if an absolute address that does not support the HTTP protocol scheme is assigned to the HttpsHelpPageUrl property, any other scenario in which neither of the preceding criteria is met results in no exception and no HTML help page.
The following code example shows how to use a configuration file to enable the HTML help page feature and return exception information inside a SOAP fault back to the client for debugging purposes. This configuration file shows the following basic steps to adding support for the ServiceDebugBehavior features:
Because the ServiceDebugBehavior type is a System.ServiceModel.Description.IServiceBehavior implementation, the <service> element that represents the service type has a behavior configuration identifier of behaviorConfiguration="metadataAndDebug".
Again, because the ServiceDebugBehavior type is an System.ServiceModel.Description.IServiceBehavior implementation a <behavior> element is added to a <serviceBehaviors> section. The name attribute of the <behavior> element the value of which is the identifier of the behaviorConfiguration attribute of the <service> element. In this case, the value is metadataAndDebug.
Add a <serviceDebug> element with the various attributes set to the desired configuration. In this case, the httpHelpPageEnabled and includeExceptionDetailInFaults attribute values are set to true.
<configuration> <system.serviceModel> <services> <!-- Step 1. Add a behaviorConfiguration attribute in the <service> element. --> <service name="Microsoft.WCF.Documentation.SampleService" behaviorConfiguration="metadataAndDebug"> <host> <baseAddresses> <add baseAddress="http://localhost:8080/SampleService" /> </baseAddresses> </host> <endpoint address="" binding="wsHttpBinding" contract="Microsoft.WCF.Documentation.ISampleService" /> <endpoint address="mex" binding="mexHttpBinding" contract="IMetadataExchange" /> </service> </services> <behaviors> <serviceBehaviors> <!-- Step 2. Inside a <serviceBehaviors> section, add a name attribute in the <behaviors> element that matches the behaviorConfiguration attribute in the <service> element above. --> <behavior name="metadataAndDebug"> <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true" httpGetUrl="" /> <!-- Step 3. Add a <serviceDebug> element and modify the various attributes that suit your scenario. --> <serviceDebug httpHelpPageEnabled="true" includeExceptionDetailInFaults="true" /> </behavior> </serviceBehaviors> </behaviors> </system.serviceModel> </configuration>
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