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

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CHAPTER 20

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URL Routing: Part I

In Chapter 19, I explained that URL routing is integrated into the Web API dispatch process by one of the built-in message handlers. In this chapter, I explain how URL routing works in a Web API application and demonstrate how to create convention-based routes, where routes are defined in a single place and used to match requests to controllers and actions throughout the application, known as convention-based routing. In Chapter 21, I continue on the topic of URL routing and show you a different approach that defines routes through attributes applied to controller classes and action methods, known as direct or

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