ASP.NET Web API is a framework for building and consuming HTTP services that can be reached by a broad range of clients including browsers and mobile devices. In this sample I
will show how you can build web APIs that support browser clients and can be easily called using
- Visual Studio 2010 SP1, Visual Web Developer 2010 SP1 or Visual Studio 2012
- ASP.NET MVC4
The following simple steps show you how to create a WebAPI and call that WebAPI using
a JSON object.
Open Visual Studio 2010 and under Web select “ASP.NET MVC4 Web Application” and name it
“HelloWebAPI” and click OK.
After clicking the OK button the New “ASP.NET MVC4 Project” window will open, in that select “WebAPI” and click OK.
To create a new Model Class, go-to Solution Explorer (F4), right click on Model->Add->Class and name the class “Product” and paste the following code.
To create a new controller right-click on the Controller -> Add -> Controller
and the “Add Controller” dialog will open, name the Controller
“ProductsController”, then in
Scaffolding options template, select “Empty API Controller” and click the Add button.
In “ProductsController.cs”, paste the following code:
In Solution Explorer, expand the Views folder and open Index.cshtml, replace
with the following code.
Click on Start debugging (F5), the following result will show in the browser.