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I am a newbie to webAPI. I have an existing webAPI project which i need to run/debug.This project used Attribute based routing for each action method.In RouteConfig.cs file they have {controller}/{action} as URL parameter in MapRoute method(Please note that they have removed the "api/" part from there).But still I'm not able to call the webservices like this ->"http://localhost/{controller}/{action}".However, i am able to call them after prefixing "api/" before controller name i.e. "http://localhost/api/{controller}/{action}".

Can someone help me to figure out where else this routing configuration may be defined?


What I have tried:

Changing routing configurations
Updated 24-Apr-17 13:32pm
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan 24-Apr-17 10:43am    
Because your routing is still configured to accept the ApiController derived controllers at "/api/" location, not anywhere else. Check the Web API routing not the default MVC routing.

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Web API configuration isn't in your RouteConfig.cs, rather your WebApiConfig.cs file. Here you will find the prefix of api/.

public static void Register(HttpConfiguration config)
            // Web API configuration and services

            // Web API routes

                name: "DefaultApi",
                routeTemplate: "api/{controller}/{id}",
                defaults: new { id = RouteParameter.Optional }

You'll need the prefix (api/) of some sort as there will be confusion whether its an attribute route or a normal MVC type route.

But i think the primary source of your issue is you need to be looking in the WebApiConfig.cs file.
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