Fiddler and Visual Studio built-in web server

Michael Schwarz on Thursday, May 18, 2006

There are some problems when using Fiddler [1] with the Visual Studio built-in web server. By default Fiddler is only changing the proxy settings for http and https. The problem is that Visual Studio will start a web server on a random port address which will not be captured using Fiddler. To fix this you start Fiddler and modify the proxy settings in Internet Explorer (or any other web browser): set proxy to and port 8888 for all protocols, not only http and https. This will allow you to use the one and only debugging proxy.