Debugging WPF 404 “Bad request” error

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I have never had a serious 404 “Bad request” problem before so I went out looking for debugging options. Sure enough I found this ..

http://tech.avivo.si/2011/10/increase-maximum-request-length-for-wcf-rest-web-service-asp-net-4/

and

http://www.itq.nl/blogs/post/Struggling-with-WCF-maxBufferSize-and-maxReceivedMessageSize.aspx

And sure enough my error was a classic “The maximum message size quota for incoming messages (65536) has been exceeded.” – but the discovery of the day was the Microsoft Service Trace Viewer which I was seeing for the first time.

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