SPWebService.ContentService returning System.NullReferenceException

When I tried to access SPWebService.ContentService in the following code-snippet (executed inside a console application), I was getting Null value.

 SPWebService contentService = SPWebService.ContentService;
            contentService.ClientRequestServiceSettings.MaxReceivedMessageSize = -1;

            SPWcfServiceSettings csomWcfSettings = new SPWcfServiceSettings();
            csomWcfSettings.MaxReceivedMessageSize = 104857600; // 100MB
            contentService.WcfServiceSettings["client.svc"] = csomWcfSettings;
            contentService.Update();

.csharpcode, .csharpcode pre
{
font-size: small;
color: black;
font-family: consolas, “Courier New”, courier, monospace;
background-color: #ffffff;
/*white-space: pre;*/
}
.csharpcode pre { margin: 0em; }
.csharpcode .rem { color: #008000; }
.csharpcode .kwrd { color: #0000ff; }
.csharpcode .str { color: #006080; }
.csharpcode .op { color: #0000c0; }
.csharpcode .preproc { color: #cc6633; }
.csharpcode .asp { background-color: #ffff00; }
.csharpcode .html { color: #800000; }
.csharpcode .attr { color: #ff0000; }
.csharpcode .alt
{
background-color: #f4f4f4;
width: 100%;
margin: 0em;
}
.csharpcode .lnum { color: #606060; }

 

The resolution is to change the target CPU type in the Build properties from X86 to X64 or AnyCPu Type. That fixed my issue.

.csharpcode, .csharpcode pre
{
font-size: small;
color: black;
font-family: consolas, “Courier New”, courier, monospace;
background-color: #ffffff;
/*white-space: pre;*/
}
.csharpcode pre { margin: 0em; }
.csharpcode .rem { color: #008000; }
.csharpcode .kwrd { color: #0000ff; }
.csharpcode .str { color: #006080; }
.csharpcode .op { color: #0000c0; }
.csharpcode .preproc { color: #cc6633; }
.csharpcode .asp { background-color: #ffff00; }
.csharpcode .html { color: #800000; }
.csharpcode .attr { color: #ff0000; }
.csharpcode .alt
{
background-color: #f4f4f4;
width: 100%;
margin: 0em;
}
.csharpcode .lnum { color: #606060; }

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