I have a Sharepoint solution with a WCF Service and a simple get method that returns a "Hello world". When making the request however, it doesn't return anything and I don't get any error either.

Any idea what could be causing this?

I am making the request in this form: http://myServer/_vti_bin/Service1.svc/helloworld

This is my web.config:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<add key="aspnet:UseTaskFriendlySynchronizationContext" value="true" />
<compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.5" />
<httpRuntime targetFramework="4.5"/>
<serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true" httpsGetEnabled="true"/>
<serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="false"/>
<behavior name="Service1ServiceBehavior">
<serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true" httpsGetEnabled="true"/>
<serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="true" />
<behavior name="jsonBehavior">
<webHttp />
<service name="BAServiceMap.Service1"  behaviorConfiguration="Service1ServiceBehavior">
<endpoint address="" binding="webHttpBinding" behaviorConfiguration="jsonBehavior" contract="BAServiceMap.IService1" />
<endpoint address="mex" binding="mexHttpBinding" contract="IMetadataExchange" />
    <add binding="basicHttpsBinding" scheme="https" />
<serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled="true" multipleSiteBindingsEnabled="true" />
<modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="true"/>
<directoryBrowse enabled="true"/>

  • do you see the wsdl when you enter that url of the webservice in the browser?
    – Ola
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 14:24
  • yes, I see the wsdl
    – sallysway
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 14:51
  • Have a look at the article in my answer
    – HarryB
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 10:22
  • I created a new service using the MultipleBaseAddressWebServiceHostFactory and it works fine. Cheers :)
    – sallysway
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 12:14

1 Answer 1


Assuming that you are on SharePoint 2013- I had to create a custom WCF service as well and there is good guidance for doing that in this article

You will not need to rely on a web.config file for your service because in your .svc file the use of the SharePoint-specific MultipleBaseAddressWebServiceHostFactory replaces the need to specify endpoint configurations in a web.config.

For Example your .svc will look like this:

<%@ ServiceHost Language="C#" Debug="true"
    Service="Barkes.Services.Presidents.PresidentsService, $SharePoint.Project.AssemblyFullName$"
    Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerRuntime, Version=, Culture=neutral,
    PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

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