Making ASP.NET Web API Help Page work on self-hosted services

Even though ASP.NET Web API Help Page is implemented using ASP.NET MVC, which won’t work on self-hosted services, most of the code in the package however can be reused to support the generation of Help Page on self host. I’ve created a sample to illustrate how this can be done. The code can be downloaded…

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ASP.NET Web API Help Page Part 3: Advanced Help Page customizations

In this post, I’ll go over some advanced customization scenarios for ASP.NET Web API Help Page. First, I’ll demonstrate how you can enable new functionalities such as displaying the documentation in the <returns> tag by adding a new property to the HelpPageApiModel. Second, I’ll show you how to create a custom display template for samples…

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Adding a simple Test Client to ASP.NET Web API Help Page

ASP.NET Web API Help Page is a useful extension that automatically generates a web-based documentation for you Web APIs. It makes debugging easier because you can copy/paste the information from Help Page to tools like Fiddler, to call your Web API service and examine the response. Now, wouldn’t it be cool if you can do…

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