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  1. Add ASP.NET MVC view generation features to ASP.NET Web API

    I think maintaining and working with ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API side by side in the same project is a drain on development resources and support cost.
    I would like to use ASP.NET Web API to generate Razor views via an additional NuGet package rather then relying on ASP.NET MVC.

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      1 comment  ·  ASP.NET Web API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Add a fluent OData query configuration API

        In the current release of OData Web API, security for queries is applied via the Queryable attribute or via ODataQueryOptions. The current system lacks any built-in method for restricting which fields can be used with the $filter query option. Implementing a trivial list of fields that support $filter is difficult, given that it can apply to relations.

        Instead, consider adding a "fluent" configuration API that captures this information at the entity level and allows orderby & filter to be "entity model aware" (for lack of a better term).

        For example,
        var settingsBuilder = ODataConventionSettingsBuilder();
        settingsBuilder.Entity<Order>().OrderByProperties("Id");
        settingsBuilder.Entity<Order>()
        .OrderByProperties({ "Id", "Name" }) …

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          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  ASP.NET Web API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make ApiDescription.ResponseDescription setter public

          It is impossible to provide a custom implementation of IApiExplorer because the setter for ApiDescription.ResponseDescription is internal. Please either make the setter public (or make the interface internal).

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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  ASP.NET Web API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add System.Web.Http.ModelBinding.HttpPostedFileBaseModelBinder to mirror the System.Web.Mvc.HttpPostedFileBaseModelBinder

            The System.Web.Mvc.HttpPostedFileBaseModelBinder class works well.

            Can it be mirrored for the Web API

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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  ASP.NET Web API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a way to easily Mock HttpRequestMessage for an ApiController

              Currently it is not easy to Mock or use a DI Container to inject HttpRequestMessage into an ApiController constructor. Therefore, if you are attempting to leverage any common functionality throughout the ApiController class (such as reading common Request Headers), you cannot accomplish this today because HttpRequestMessage is only available at the Method level and not at the time the class is constructed/instantiated. Being able to use DI and Mocking of HttpRequestMessage for an ApiController constructor would be tremendously useful and helpful.

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              • Support web.config transformations on build

                It appears that WebAPI projects do not automatically transform web.config files on build. After getting used to this for other .NET project types, it's difficult to make the exception in the case of WebAPI projects.

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                • Web API XML Serialization of DateTimeOffset in ISO 8601 format

                  Web API 2 serialize DateTimeOffset as two different values:

                  Datetime
                  OffSetMinutes

                  It should be serialized as a singlue value and in ISO 8601 format just like JsonMediaTypeFormatter does. There's a work around to have string property for every datetimeoffset property that you have in your model and would like to have as single value and in ISO 8601 format. It would be good if it is out of box support just like JsonMediaTypeFormatter.

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                  • Provide LowercaseUrls property for ASP.NET Web API

                    In ASP.NET MVC, I am able to use the following line of code: routes.LowercaseUrls = true;

                    However, this option is not available to me while using ASP.NET Web API. A similar option should be made available in ASP.NET Web API as well.

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                    • ApiExplorer - ApiDescriptions

                      Make an option to set comparison (ApiDescriptionComparer) to fixing ambiguous route for versioning purpose (different namespace)

                      /api/products
                      /api/products

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                      • Provide a native RouteVersion attribute

                        Provide a native RouteVersion attribute for ASP.NET Web API that can be used to version ASP.NET Web API Controllers similar to what is outlined in this article: https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2014/10/28/asp-net-mvc-5-1-new.aspx

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