How To Use URL Rewriting for Extensionless WCF Svc Services with Helicon Tech ISAPI Rewrite

by James Richards February 02, 2009

Recently I was working on a WCF Service and wanted to serve it up with extensionless URLs. I downloaded and installed ISAPI Rewrite (Lite version) but struggled to come up with the correct regex expression to get it working.

I found many good blog postings and clues from Scott Gu, Scott Hanselman, and Jeff Atwood, and a thread on Stack Overflow, but none of these answered this specific question. As Scott Hanselman noted, URL rewriting can seem like "freaking voodoo".

So I moseyed on over to the Helicon Tech support forum and [more] asked the question. Anton (who I assume is one of the good folks at Helicon Tech) swiftly and correctly answered the question with the following example:

RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^MyProject/MyService/products(.*)?$ MyProject/MyService.svc/products$1 [NC,L]

You can follow the complete thread here.

I hope this helps!

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Hi, I'm James Richards the CTO and co-founder of Artisan Global LLC. We make location-aware mobile apps with maps. I'm the author of QuakeFeed and I helped launch Zaarly at LASW Feb 2011. I also enjoy surfing, snowboarding, golfing, yoga, and music. I love my family: Linda, Sequoya and our cats Remy and Twiggy. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something helpful here.

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