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  1. 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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    • 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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        • Error in WebApi 2 Attribute Routing documentation

          This page refers to a property of an attribute routing being called RouteName when it is just called Name.

          [Route("api/books/{id}", RouteName="GetBookById")]

          should be

          [Route("api/books/{id}", Name="GetBookById")]

          http://www.asp.net/web-api/overview/web-api-routing-and-actions/attribute-routing-in-web-api-2#route-names

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          • hypermedia type and HAL

            RESTFul API should be provides hypermedia types and the WebAPI could provide native support to hypermedia and create automatically links to resources.

            The WebAPI implementatio could have setting variable to indicate the automatically links creation.

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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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                • ApiExplorer does not support nested types

                  public class MyClass
                  {
                  public List<MyClass> MyChildren { get; set; }
                  }

                  This kind of scenario provides an exception of type AggregateException in HelpPageSampleGenerator.WriteSampleObjectUsingFormatter method.

                  Having this kind of structure is useful when you want to return a tree of objects.

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