CHAPTER 11

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Consuming ASP.NET Web API

One of the greatest benefits of ASP.NET Web API is its reachability. A broad range of clients in disparate platforms can consume your web API, leveraging the support HTTP enjoys across platforms and devices. In this chapter, I cover the topic of client applications consuming your web API. I’ve limited the coverage to .NET clients—a console application, a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application, and a JavaScript client running in the context of a browser.

11.1 Calling a Web API from a Console Application

In this exercise, you will call your web API from a C# console application. To call the web API, ...

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