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How to consume a locally hosted api(IIS EXPRESS) with android simulator

AustyAusty Member ✭✭✭

l did some research and l was told l had to edit the applicationhost.config file and bind the local ip of my computer. after running ipconfig to get the ip of
my local computer( l edited the applicationhost.config file as below

    <site name="FINALKAHPROJECT" id="2">
                    <application path="/" applicationPool="Clr4IntegratedAppPool">
                        <virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="C:\Users\SBSC QA TEAM\source\repos\FINALKAHPROJECT\FINALKAHPROJECT\FINALKAHPROJECT" />
                        <binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:56745:localhost" />
                         <binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:8080:" />

and below is the code in xamarin.forms for consuming the api

 public async void Comic()
            using(var httpClient = new HttpClient()){
                var response = await httpClient.GetStringAsync("");
                var comic = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<List<Comic>>(response);
                comicList.ItemsSource = comic;

l get the error System.Net.WebException: 'Failed to connect to /' after setting the solution to start multiple projects and running the webapp and mobile app as the same time.Help Please


  • matrixlukanmatrixlukan Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 2019

    I had similar issue. After surfing what I found is problem was at the backend. In API project add UseUrls("") in your builder. Specifying binds your application to all IP.

    From my knowledge :- 8080 is for https and 80 is used for http.

    If your application is requesting for a service hosted in same mahcine (ie, both android emulator and api project is in same machine) then var response = await httpClient.GetStringAsync("");.
    Note : redirects to localhost

  • ChristopheBERNARDChristopheBERNARD BEMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hello all,
    follow perhpas this sample and tell us if it's work fine

    this sample call an asmx with the emulator, i've find and all work

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