Intro: Web Api in MVC4

The Web Api (Application Programming Interface) feature is based on a special kind of controller to an MVC framework application.

An api controller distinguishes itself from the normal controllers by the following :-

  • Action methods return model, rather than an ActionResult in MVC, objects.
  • Action methods are selected based on the HTTP method used in the request.

The model objects that are returned from an API controller action method are encoded as JSON/XML based on the browsers used and sent to the client.


By Sriramjithendra Posted in WebAPI

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