C# – Cannot start wcf service host

.netc++servicehostvisual-studio-2012wcf

I'm trying to create a service host for my WCF application. When I start the app I get an error saying

The service cannot be started. This service has no endpoint defined.
Please add at least one endpoint for the service in config file and
try again.

I followed the tutorial on PluralSight and this is the code I came up with

using System.ServiceModel;
using FreedomService;

namespace ConsoleHost
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            var host = new ServiceHost(typeof(PeopleService));
            host.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof (IPeopleService), new BasicHttpBinding(),
                                    "http://localhost:8080/people/basic");
            host.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof(IPeopleService), new WSHttpBinding(), 
                                    "http://localhost:8080/people/ws");
            host.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof(IPeopleService), new NetTcpBinding(), 
                                    "net.tcp://localhost:8081/people");
            try
            {
                host.Open();
                PrintServiceInfo(host);
                Console.ReadLine();
                host.Close();
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e);
                host.Abort();
            }
        }

        static void PrintServiceInfo(ServiceHost host)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("{0} is up and running with these endpoints:",host.Description.ServiceType);
            foreach (var endpoint in host.Description.Endpoints)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(endpoint.Address);
            }
        }

    }
}

IPeopleService.cs

[ServiceContract]
public interface IPeopleService
{
    [OperationContract]
    string GetData(int value);

    [OperationContract]
    PersonType GetPersonById(int id);
}

PeopleService.cs

public class PeopleService : IPeopleService, IDisposable
    {
        private ICollection<PersonType> People = new Collection<PersonType>
            {
                //...
            };
        public string GetData(int value)
        {
            return string.Format("You entered: {0}", value);
        }

        public PersonType GetPersonById(int id)
        {
            var person = People.First(p => p.Id == id);
            if (person!= null)
                return person;
            throw new InvalidDataException(string.Format("No Person with the id: {0} found.",id));
        }

        public void Dispose()
        {
            this.People = null;
        }
    }

app.config

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
    <startup> 
        <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5" />
    </startup>
</configuration>

servicelibrary's app.config

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>

  <appSettings>
    <add key="aspnet:UseTaskFriendlySynchronizationContext" value="true" />
  </appSettings>
  <system.web>
    <compilation debug="true" />
  </system.web>
  <!-- When deploying the service library project, the content of the config file must be added to the host's 
  app.config file. System.Configuration does not support config files for libraries. -->
  <system.serviceModel>
    <services>
      <service name="FreedomService.PeopleService">
        <host>
          <baseAddresses>
            <add baseAddress = "http://localhost:8733/Design_Time_Addresses/FreedomService/basic/" />
          </baseAddresses>
        </host>
        <!-- Service Endpoints -->
        <!-- Unless fully qualified, address is relative to base address supplied above -->
        <endpoint address="" binding="basicHttpBinding" contract="FreedomService.IPeopleService">
          <!-- 
              Upon deployment, the following identity element should be removed or replaced to reflect the 
              identity under which the deployed service runs.  If removed, WCF will infer an appropriate identity 
              automatically.
          -->
          <identity>
            <dns value="localhost"/>
          </identity>
        </endpoint>
        <!-- Metadata Endpoints -->
        <!-- The Metadata Exchange endpoint is used by the service to describe itself to clients. --> 
        <!-- This endpoint does not use a secure binding and should be secured or removed before deployment -->
        <endpoint address="mex" binding="mexHttpBinding" contract="IMetadataExchange"/>
      </service>
    </services>
    <behaviors>
      <serviceBehaviors>
        <behavior>
          <!-- To avoid disclosing metadata information, 
          set the values below to false before deployment -->
          <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="True" httpsGetEnabled="True"/>
          <!-- To receive exception details in faults for debugging purposes, 
          set the value below to true.  Set to false before deployment 
          to avoid disclosing exception information -->
          <serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="False" />
        </behavior>
      </serviceBehaviors>
    </behaviors>
  </system.serviceModel>

Best Solution

tl;dr; Fix name in App.config

For me, this problem was triggered by ReSharper: I renamed the service and it had not renamed it everywhere.

Go into App.config to correct the service and interface names to fix the issue.

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