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How to create client applications that call your web API.

  1. Calling a Web API From a .NET Client

    By Mike Wasson|

    This tutorial shows how to use HttpClient in a C# console application, to make HTTP calls to a web API.

  2. HttpClient Message Handlers

    By Mike Wasson|

    Shows how to add custom HTTP message handlers to the HttpClient pipeline.

  3. Calling Web API from a Windows Phone 8 Application

    By Robert McMurray||Level 300 : Intermediate

    Create a complete end-to-end scenario consisting of an ASP.NET Web API application that provides a catalog of books to a Windows Phone 8 application.

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1. Introduction

54 mins

2. Uniform Interface

46 mins

3. HttpClient

33 mins

4. Hosting

25 mins

5. Security

10 mins

6.Extensbility

27 mins

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Web API Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET MVC:

Pro ASP.NET Web API

Pro ASP.NET Web API

by Tugberk Ugurlu, Alexander Zeitler

Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET

Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET

by Glenn Block, Pablo Cibraro, Pedro Felix, Howard Dierking, Darrel Miller

ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Web API: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish

ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Web API: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish

by Jamie Kurtz