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Expert ASP.NET Web API 2 for MVC Developers by Adam Freeman

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CHAPTER 19

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Dispatching Requests

In this part of the book, I describe the process by which Web API dispatches requests, which is the sequence of steps by which an incoming HttpRequestMessage object is processed to produce an HttpResponseMessage that can be sent to the client.

You have already seen some of the steps in Part 2, in which I described how parameter binding and model binding are used to provide an action method with the values it needs to handle a request and how the action method can produce a response. In this chapter, I explain how Web API selects and invokes an action method. I detail the interfaces that describe different areas ...

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