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I have been struggling a bit with porting existing Json calls to the new ASP .NET Web API framework. I actually got the GET request working pretty quickly, but it were the POST (and DELETE en PUT) requests that were giving me headaches. Problem is the current brevity and lack of practical examples for the Web API framework. So here goes a short example of getting a Json POST up and running.

For these examples I used the Visual Studio 2011 beta version.

Let's first start with the GET request. What you need for this is the
HttpClient class, which can be found in the System.Net.Http namespace. This class provides methods like GetAsync, PutAsync, DeleteAsync and PostAsync. The 'Async' extensions let you know that you can use the new async and await keywords to get this up and running. A GET requests with the HttpClient consists of only two lines of code.

var client = new HttpClient();
var response = await client.GetAsync("http://some_url/resource_name/resource_id");
response.EnsureSuccessStatusCode();

All of this is contained in a method that has the extra async keyword. I also added the EnsureSuccessStatusCode call to verify my call to the REST service didn't fail. If the...(Read whole news on source site)

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