When you create a new ASP.NET Web API project, you need to present your APIs in a simple and comprehensive way? You can use Swagger.
“Swagger is a simple yet powerful representation of your RESTful API. With the largest ecosystem of API tooling on the planet, thousands of developers are supporting Swagger in almost every modern programming language and deployment environment. With a Swagger-enabled API, you get interactive documentation, client SDK generation and discoverability.”
Able to create ASP.NET Web API 2.0. Use Postman.
Add Swagger to WEB API project
To add Swagger to an ASP.NET Web API, we will install an open-source project called Swashbuckle via NuGet.
When we install the package, a new config file was added: SwaggerConfig as mentioned in the picture below:
In the configuration file added, we find the minimum configuration needed to enable Swagger and Swagger UI:
Now, when we start a new debugging session, we get the URI of our API and we navigate to Swagger: http://localhost:[PORT_NUM]/swagger
And if we want to display our APIs:
So What About Documentation?
If we commented our code, we can enable XML Comments to display it in Swagger.
In Solution Explorer, right-click on the Web API project and click Properties. Click the Build tab and navigate to Output. Make sure XML documentation file is checked. You can leave the default file path. In my case, it is bin\SwaggerSolution.Services.XML.
After we enable the comment in the configuration file of
Now, let's run the project and take a look. :)
I added this project as an extension to be able to use it easily in your project.