I was writing a WCF Service for a Silverlight application and I needed to use Sessions in my WCF service to store some info. As you know Silverlight 2 (beta 2) only supports basicHttpBinding and therefore we can not use sessions as in wsHttpBinding. I wanted to write something like:
But HttpContext.Current returned null. After reading some threads in forums I found this workaround, make your WCF Service ASP.NET compatible:
1. Put this attribute on your WCF Sevice class: [AspNetCompatibilityRequirements(RequirementsMode = AspNetCompatibilityRequirementsMode.Allowed)]:
[AspNetCompatibilityRequirements(RequirementsMode = AspNetCompatibilityRequirementsMode.Allowed)]
public class MyService : IMyService
2. In your Web.config for your WCF Service project set:
This will make HttpContext.Current return something and you can now store your sessions. The difference I found in my solutions from some others is that I had a separate project for my WCF service than my ASP.NET web-project and that made the HttpContext fail.
Read more here: https://silverlight.net/forums/p/14175/57586.aspx