Creating a Web API Controller with dynamic type

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net MVC Web API

Most of the time while working with Web API; we were dealing with particular model from our domain and creating GET/POST/PUT/DELETE methods that map to CRUD operations. But today I faced an issue, where I need to store some data, and I don’t have a mapping class for the same. As WebAPI doesn’t support two classes in Post action using FromBody attribute, I did it by combining FromBody and FromUri attributes, like this.

Basic HTTP authentication in ASP.Net Web API

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, November 3, 2013

.Net ASP.Net ASP.Net MVC Web API

In this post I am going to show how to implement Basic HTTP authentication in a Web API project by customizing AuthotrizeAttribute. HTTP authentication is a standard protocol and can be easily handled by most popular client and mobile platforms.

How to do CSS and JavaScript Bundling and Minification in ASP.NET

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, October 31, 2013

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net Javascript

ASP.NET 4.5 includes a new feature to minify and bundle CSS and JavaScript within your web application. Static content like javascript and css files contains lot of white spaces and comments. Bundling and minification improves load time by reducing the number of requests to the server and reducing the size of requested assets (such as CSS and JavaScript.) In the past, the recommended technique was enabling compression either using programmatically (I have a post on enabling compression in asp.net using Http Module.), or you can configure it in IIS. But it was difficult configure and has got some performance issues.

How to broadcast a message from outside SignalR hub

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net MVC

Broadcasting a message from SignalR hub is pretty straight forward, but sometimes you may need to do the same from outside the hub, like from MVC controller or a Web Page.

How to use NuGet without adding packages to TFS

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

.Net Team Foundation Server Version Control Visual Studio

In the recent project I was using few nuget packages. And I was using TFS. Committing these packages into TFS was increasing the size of the repository. Later I found a solution using Enable NuGet Package Restore option. You can enable this option by right clicking on the solution file or from Project > Enable NuGet Package Restore option.

How to configure WebAPI always return JSON

Posted by Anuraj on Saturday, September 28, 2013

.Net .Net 4.0 Web API

WebAPI will return JSON or XML based on the request accept header. But some times you may need to return JSON only, without considering the accept header.

How to return anonymous types from WebAPI

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 .Net 4.0 Web API

Sometimes you may required to return anonymous types from your WebAPI functions; I found a situation like this today, where I need to return list of values with a count, which was using to plot some graphs. Initially I thought of creating an class for this purpose with a count property, but later I found a simple solution using anonymous types.
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