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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By : Jose Luis Latorre
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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By: Jose Luis Latorre

Overview of this book

With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development."Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The “How-to” recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating our first ASP.NET web API

In this recipe, we will see how to expose a basic service and some data through HTTP with the ASP.NET web API.

Getting ready

In order to use this recipe, you should have Visual Studio 2012 and ASP.NET MVC 4 installed (the latter one includes the ASP.NET web API).

How to do it...

Next we are going to create a web API:

  1. To start, open Visual Studio 2012, select the web category from the visual C# categories and use the ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application template to create a new project. Name it WebAPI101.

  2. On the New ASP.NET MVC 4 Project dialog select the Web API template and click on the OK button.

    The following project structure will be created for us:

  3. In the Models folder we will add a class, name it Booksmodel.cs, and introduce the following code:

    public class BookModel
    Public int Id { get; set; }
    public String Title { get; set; }
    public String Description { get; set; }
    public bool IsOnSale { get; set; }
    public int BookRating { get; set; }
    public double BookPrice...