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The virtues of a Web API Help Page were extolled in a prior post . That prior post demonstrated the "out of the box" functionality of the Microsoft ASP.NET Web API Help Page. This post extends that functionality to include the XML comments from...
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If your ASP.NET Web API service is on the 'net and no one is around to explain it, does it provide a service? Unlike no one hearing the tree falling in the woods, this question is more than a philosophical thought experiment. It could be a big issue...
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There is nothing perfect in life, not even an ASP.NET Web API service. The service may not understand the provided parameters, or may not find the requested data, or may have trouble connecting to the database. Whatever the issue, if the service cannot...
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An ASP.NET Web API service provides support for many different types of client applications. One such client is a JavaScript application. This post provides a very simple JavaScript client you can use to test your Web API service. [See this prior post...
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Internet Explorer 9 allows you to see the HTTP request and response information using the F12 developer tools. This can be useful when debugging or testing your ASP.NET Web API service. [See this prior post for an introduction to building an ASP.NET Web...
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This post demonstrates how to use the ASP.NET Web API to access plain old custom objects (POCO) and build a service for a line of business application. No Entity Framework (EF). The Web API is a new easy-to-use framework that allows you to build a service...