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  1. Getting Started

    1. Creating your first project
      1. Create Service from scratch
    2. Your first webservice explained
    3. ServiceStack's new API Design
    4. Designing a REST-ful service with ServiceStack
    5. Example Projects Overview
    6. Learning Resources
  2. Reference

    1. Order of Operations
    2. The IoC container
    3. Configuration and AppSettings
    4. Metadata page
    5. Rest, SOAP & default endpoints
    6. SOAP support
    7. Routing
    8. Service return types
    9. Customize HTTP Responses
    10. Plugins
    11. Validation
    12. Error Handling
    13. Security
    14. Debugging
    15. JavaScript Client Library (ss-utils.js)
  3. Clients

    1. Overview
    2. C#/.NET client
    3. Add ServiceStack Reference
      1. C# Add Reference
      2. F# Add Reference
      3. VB.NET Add Reference
      4. Swift Add Reference
      5. Java Add Reference
    4. Silverlight client
    5. JavaScript client
      1. Add TypeScript Reference
    6. Dart Client
    7. MQ Clients
  4. Formats

    1. Overview
    2. JSON/JSV and XML
    3. ServiceStack's new HTML5 Report Format
    4. ServiceStack's new CSV Format
    5. MessagePack Format
    6. ProtoBuf Format
  5. View Engines

    1. Razor & Markdown Razor
    2. Markdown Razor
  6. Hosts

    1. IIS
    2. Self-hosting
    3. Messaging
    4. Mono
  7. Security

    1. Authentication/authorization
    2. Sessions
    3. Restricting Services
    4. Encrypted Messaging
  8. Advanced

    1. Configuration options
    2. Access HTTP specific features in services
    3. Logging
    4. Serialization/deserialization
    5. Request/response filters
    6. Filter attributes
    7. Concurrency Model
    8. Built-in caching options
    9. Built-in profiling
    10. Form Hijacking Prevention
    11. Auto-Mapping
    12. HTTP Utils
    13. Virtual File System
    14. Config API
    15. Physical Project Structure
    16. Modularizing Services
    17. MVC Integration
    18. ServiceStack Integration
    19. Embedded Native Desktop Apps
    20. Auto Batched Requests
    21. Versioning
  9. Server Events

    1. Overview
    2. JavaScript Client
    3. C# Server Events Client
    4. Redis Server Events
  10. Encrypted Messaging

    1. Overview
    2. Encrypted Client
  11. Plugins

    1. Auto Query
    2. Server Sent Events
    3. Swagger API
    4. Postman
    5. Request logger
    6. Sitemaps
    7. Cancellable Requests
    8. CorsFeature
  12. Tests

    1. Testing
    2. HowTo write unit/integration tests
  13. ServiceStackVS

    1. Install ServiceStackVS
    2. Add ServiceStack Reference
    3. AngularJS App Template
    4. ReactJS App Template
  14. Other Languages

    1. FSharp
      1. Add ServiceStack Reference
    2. VB.NET
      1. Add ServiceStack Reference
    3. Swift
      1. Swift Add Reference
    4. Java
      1. Add ServiceStack Reference
      2. Android Studio & IntelliJ
      3. Eclipse
  15. Amazon Web Services

    1. ServiceStack.Aws
    2. PocoDynamo
    3. AWS Live Demos
    4. Getting Started with AWS
  16. Deployment

    1. Deploy Multiple Sites to single AWS Instance
      1. Simple Deployments to AWS with WebDeploy
    2. Advanced Deployments with OctopusDeploy
  17. Install 3rd Party Products

    1. Redis on Windows
    2. RabbitMQ on Windows
  18. Use Cases

    1. Single Page Apps
      1. HTML, CSS and JS Minifiers
    2. Azure
      1. Connecting to Azure Redis via SSL
    3. Logging
    4. Bundling and Minification
    5. NHibernate
  19. Performance

    1. Real world performance
  20. Other Products

    1. ServiceStack.Redis
    2. ServiceStack.OrmLite
    3. ServiceStack.Text
  21. Future

    1. Roadmap
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Debugging Source Symbols in NuGet packages

It's possible to debug into the ServiceStack source code when using the ServiceStack NuGet packages. You can enable this after enabling SymbolSource integration in VisualStudio:

  1. Go to Tools -> Options -> Debugger -> General
  2. Uncheck Enable Just My Code, Enable .NET Framework source stepping and Require source files to exactly match the original version
  3. Check Enable source server support
  4. In the Tools -> Options -> Debugger -> Symbols dialog, under the Symbol file (.pdb) locations section by clicking the New Folder icon and add the following urls (in order):

And with that you should now be able to debug into the source code of any NuGet package (who publishes their Symbols) directly from within your application!



ServiceStack allows additional debug information when in DebugMode, which is automatically set by default in Debug builds or explicitly with:

SetConfig(new HostConfig { DebugMode = true });

In addition, users with the Admin role or Requests with an AuthSecret can also view Debug Info in production.

Admin Role

Users in the Admin role have super-user access giving them access to any services or plugins protected with Roles and Permissions.


You can use Config.AdminAuthSecret to specify a special string to give you admin access without having to login by adding ?authsecret=xxx to the query string, e.g:

SetConfig(new HostConfig { AdminAuthSecret = "secretz" });

By-pass protected services using query string:


Debug Links

To provide better visibility to the hidden functionality in ServiceStack we've added Debug Info links section to the /metadata page which add links to any Plugins with Web UI's, e.g:

Debug Info Links

The Debug Links section is only available in DebugMode.

You can add links to your own Plugins in the metadata pages with:

    .AddPluginLink("swagger-ui/", "Swagger UI");

    .AddDebugLink("?debug=requestinfo", "Request Info");

AddPluginLink adds links under the Plugin Links section and should be used if your plugin is publicly visible, otherwise use AddDebugLink for plugins only available during debugging or development.


There are a number of plugins that can help with debugging:

Request Info

Provides ServiceStack's Request Info feature useful for debugging requests. Just add ?debug=requestinfo in your /pathinfo and ServiceStack will return a dump of all the HTTP Request parameters to help with with debugging interoperability issues. The RequestInfoFeature is only enabled in DebugMode.

var feature = Plugins.FirstOrDefault(x => x is RequestInfoFeature); 
Plugins.RemoveAll(x => x is RequestInfoFeature); 

Request Logger

Add an In-Memory IRequestLogger and service with the default route at /requestlogs which maintains a live log of the most recent requests (and their responses). Supports multiple config options incl. Rolling-size capacity, error and session tracking, hidden request bodies for sensitive services, etc.

Plugins.Add(new RequestLogsFeature());

The IRequestLogger is a great way to introspect and analyze your service requests in real-time. Here's a screenshot from the website:

Live Screenshot

It supports multiple queryString filters and switches so you filter out related requests for better analysis and debuggability:

Request Logs Usage

The RequestLogsService is just a simple C# service under-the-hood but is a good example of how a little bit of code can provide a lot of value in ServiceStack's by leveraging its generic, built-in features.

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