Tip: Visual Studio 2008 fails to debug WCF web service

Category : Microsoft, Software development

When trying to debug a WCF ( windows communication foundation) .NET 3.5 framework library, you might encounter a problem where Visual Studio (VS 2008) refuses to run or debug the WCF web service.


the problem:

The error you get from the WCF test client when trying to debug the WCF service is this – "WCF Test Client: Unrecognized option ‘targetclientversion’ specified"

wcf fail

The solution:

1) Close Visual Studio

2) Install the latest version of Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5

3)  open Visual Studio again


This solved the problem for me.

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