April, 2012

ASP.NET Web API: Query string based content formatting

My previous post about Web API content negotiation showed how to add support for new content formats. As our API may have consumers who prefer query for data using GET requests we have to offer something for these dudes too. In this post I will show you how to make life easier for our Web […]

ASP.NET Web API: Extending content negotiation with new formats

My last post about ASP.NET Web API content negotiation support gave you basic idea about what content negotiation is and how it works out-of-box. In this post I will show you how to extend Web API content negotiation support and make Web API to output contact data in vCard format.

ASP.NET Web API: How content negotiation works?

One cool new feature that ASP.NET Web API introduces is support for content negotiation. Content negotiation is mechanism that allows web server to serve content in different format using same URL. In this posting I will show you how to use ASP.NET Web API to serve content in JSON and XML formats.