Unit testing ASP.NET Web API Controller

This post is about unit testing Web API controller. As we are using Entity Framework and some Web API related classes, we need to implement dependency injection to unit test Web API controllers. To manage Entity Framework dependency, I am using a simple Repository pattern. Here is my repository interface....


Performing CURD operations using Web API – Part 3

I couldn’t complete this series without mentioning the model validations part. Like normal services you can do custom validations, if validation fails, can create error responses and return. Similar to ASP.Net MVC, WebAPI also supports Model validations using DataAnnotations. And in the code you can use ModelState.IsValid property to validate...


Performing CURD operations using Web API - Part 2

In the last post we implemented CRUD operations with Web API. According to HTTP method definitions, all the HTTP requests should return a HTTP response, which consists of Status Line Response Headers Response Message Body (optional) So we can rewrite all these methods with HttpResponseMessage class,this class help to create...


Performing CURD operations using Web API

This post is about creating a HTTP service for CRUD operations using ASP.Net Web API. CRUD stands for “Create, Read, Update, and Delete,” which are the four basic database operations. Many HTTP services also model CRUD operations through REST or REST-like APIs. For this post I am using simple Employee...


Introduction to Web API

Web API is a brand new platform for developing REST services using Microsoft technology stack. It is a framework based on HTTP services, which helps client applications to communicate with services in an object-oriented way. Web API is highly customizable, scalable framework on top of .net framework. If you are...


How to use the Outlook Object Library to send an email

Sometimes we required to send email messages using Outlook Object Library instead of the conventional System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient class. While developing an desktop application, where I couldn’t hard code the SMTP server details and credentials. I found a solution using Outlook Object library, which will help to send email, with the current...


How to handle hardware back button in Windows Phone

If you want to display an exit confirmation from your Windows Phone app, if user press the hardware back button, here is the code snippet. (It is not a recommended practice, as per Windows Phone market place certification requirements, if user pressing the back button from the application’s first page,...