Use IAPIExplorer To List Your ASP.NET Web APIs
IApiExplorer is a new abstraction layer that allows you to obtain a description of the structure of your ASP.NET Web APIs. This interface also comes with a default implementation - APIExplorer.
Some of the things you can do with this API -
- Produce Documentation
- Create Machine Readable Metadata
- Create a Test Client
Note that this is not available in the beta download of ASP.NET MVC – you will have to download the CodePlex bits to get the new functionality – Yao explains (paraphrasing) -
..this is new and not available in beta. But you can try it out using our Codeplex bits.
Henrik has a nice post on how to consume the package.
ASP.NET Web API is a new framework included in ASP.NET MVC 4 (currently in Beta) that makes it easy to build RESTful web services using .NET Framework. There are however other options - for instance, Service Stack which provides similar functionality and is already quite popular.
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