In previous article, I have explained Custom Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET MVC. Now, I am going to show you how to implement basic HTTP authentication for your Web API by extending ASP.NET WEB API's AuthotrizeAttribute.
Asp.Net Web API introduces a new powerful REST API which can be consume by a broad range of clients including browsers, mobiles, iphone and tablets. It is focused on resource based solutions and HTTP verbs.
As you know, Routing is a pattern matching system that monitor the incoming request and figure out what to do with that request. A URL pattern is matched against the routes patterns defined in the Route dictionary in an Order and the first match wins.
ASP.NET Web API is one of the most powerful recent addition to ASP.NET framework. Sometimes, you have to post a form data using jQuery JSON to Web API or MVC method, which have multiple input fields.Passing each and every input field data as a separate parameter is not good practice, even when you have a strongly typed-view. The best practice is, pass a complex type object.
While developing your web application using MVC, many developers got confused when to use Web API, since MVC framework can also return JSON data by using JsonResult and can also handle simple AJAX requests. In this article, you will learn when to use Web API with MVC.
The .Net framework has a numer of technologies that allow you to create HTTP services such as Web Service, WCF and now Web API. There are a lot of articles over the internet which may describe to whom you should use. Now a days, you have a lot of choices to build HTTP services on .NET framework. In this article, I would like to share my opinion with you over Web Service, WCF and Web API.
Web API is a framework for building HTTP services that can be consumed by a broad range of clients including browsers, mobiles, iphone and tablets. It is very similar to ASP.NET MVC since it contains the MVC features such as routing, controllers, action results, filter, model binders, IOC container or dependency injection. But it is not a part of the MVC Framework.