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How ASP.NET Web API routes HTTP requests to controllers and actions.

  1. Routing in ASP.NET Web API

    By Mike Wasson|

    This article describes how ASP.NET Web API routes HTTP requests to controllers.

  2. Attribute Routing in Web API 2

    By Mike Wasson|

    Web API 2 introduces a new form of routing that uses attributes to define routes. This topic gives an overview of attribute routing.

  3. Routing and Action Selection

    By Mike Wasson|

    Describes the routing process in more detail, from route matching to action selection.

  4. Create a REST API with Attribute Routing

    By Mike Wasson|

    This end-to-end tutorial shows how to use attribute routing to define URIs for a REST API.

  5. Action Results in Web API 2

    By Mike Wasson|

    Describes how Web API converts the return value from a controller action into an HTTP response.

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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

ASP.NET Web API 2 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

ASP.NET Web API 2 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

by Filip Wojcieszyn