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An Embedded ASP.NET Web Server

To correspond with the release of aspNETserve version 1.1, I have written a simple demonstration of hosting an ASP.NET 2.0 web server right into your own application.

The following code sample is about as simple as it gets.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using aspNETserve;
namespace ConsoleWebServer {
 class Program {
  static void Main(string[] args) {
   string physicalPath = "c:\\wwwroot";
   int port = 8080;
   using (Server s = new Server(new System.Net.IPAddress(new byte[] { 127, 0, 0, 1 }), "/", physicalPath, port)) {
    s.Start();
    Console.WriteLine("Press any key to stop the server");
    Console.ReadKey();
    s.Stop();
   }
  }
 }
}

The aspNETserve namespace contains the Server object which represents an ASP.NET web server. The constructor of Server accepts an IPAddress to bind to, a virtual path, a physical path, and a TCP/IP port to listen on.

The above example will start a server at “http://localhost:8080/”. One of the nice things about this is that you can embed an ASP.NET web server right into your own application, without your users needing IIS installed on their machines.

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