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i have made a service and i can add its service reference within the same solution but when i try to add the reference in the seprate project not within the same shows the error
given below

There was an error downloading 'http://user-pc:8732/Design_Time_Addresses/WcfServiceLibrary1/Service1/mex'.
Unable to connect to the remote server
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it [2001:0:9d38:6abd:3cde:17a4:3f57:febc]:8732
Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved: 'http://user-pc:8732/Design_Time_Addresses/WcfServiceLibrary1/Service1/mex'.
There was no endpoint listening at http://user-pc:8732/Design_Time_Addresses/WcfServiceLibrary1/Service1/mex that could accept the message. This is often caused by an incorrect address

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Before you add any service reference you have to make sure that service is running if you have self hosted that service. So I'll suggest run the service and then add service reference. Let me know if you still face issues.

Adi5555 22-Sep-14 3:46am
basically i want to run the service by a .exe file.not from visual studio .because the wcf service program does not have the exe file in its debug folder so thats why i want to add the reference in the other program and start the service programatically ..not by pressing the start button of visual studio for running program
SK Yadav 26-Oct-14 2:51am
So while creating that .exe you can add reference. and when you will invoke exe it will call the service (which is referenced in exe)

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