Today there are no tools built into Visual Studio to test WEB API. Using browsers, one can only test http
GET requests. You need to use third-party tools like Postman, SoapUI, Fiddler or Swagger to perform a complete testing of the WEB API. In ASP.NET Core 2.2, a CLI based new dotnet core global tool named “http-repl” is introduced to interact with API endpoints. It’s a CLI based tool which can list down all the routes and execute all HTTP verbs. In this post, let’s find out how to use HTTP-REPL tool to test WEB API in ASP.NET Core 2.2.
ASP.NET Core 2.1 introduced the
APIController attribute which performs automatic model state validation and in case of an invalid model state, responds with a 400 bad request error. When the controller is decorated with
APIController attribute, the framework would automatically register a
ModelStateInvalidFilter which runs on the
OnActionExecuting event. This checks for the model state validity and returns the response accordingly. This is a great feature, but sometimes you want to return the custom error instead of the 400 bad request error. In such case, we should disable automatic model state validation.In this post, find out how to disable automatic model state validation in ASP.NET Core 2.1.
One of the new features of ASP.NET Core 2.2 is, API Controller conventions for better documentation experience. ASP.NET Core 2.1 introduced the
ApiController attribute to denote a web API controller specific conventions like performing automatic model validation and automatically responds with a 400 error. The ASP.NET Core 2.2 takes one step further to provide the metadata for API Explorer and a better end-to-end API documentation experience. To achieve this, ASP.NET Core 2.2 introduces API Analyzers which help in following a set of conventions for better API documentation. In this post, let’s find out how to use API Analyzers. (more…)
Microsoft recently announced a roadmap for ASP.NET Core 2.2 putting the dates and things planned for the ASP.NET Core 2.2. The first preview will be out in August 2018 and RTM should be out before the end of the 2018. This release is not a major release compare to 2.0 and 2.1. This release will have a large tail of bug fixes, performance improvements, small features, and community PRs. This post provides a brief summary of what’s coming in ASP.NET Core 2.2. (more…)