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WCF Web APIs Preview 2 (now ASP.NET Web API)

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Released: Dec 17, 2010
Updated: Feb 17, 2012 by danroth27
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Application WCF Support for jQuery 10.12.17
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Source Code WCF HTTP Preview
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Release Notes

Announcement: WCF Web API is now ASP.NET Web API! ASP.NET Web API released with ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta. The WCF Web API and WCF support for jQuery content on this site wll removed by the end of 2012.

Welcome to the second release of WCF Web APIs on codeplex

Here is what is new in this release.
  • WCF Support for jQuery - create WCF web services that are easy to consume from JavaScript clients, in particular jQuery.
    • Better support for using JsonValue as dynamic
    • Support for JsonValue change notification events for databinding and other purposes
    • Support for going between JsonValue and CLR types
  • WCF HTTP - create HTTP / REST based web services. This is a minor release which contains fixes as well as updates to use the updated jQuery library.
    • Query string params will now work on uri templates
    • WebHttpServiceHost does not require ASP.NET compat thus can be used for non ASP.NET scenarios
    • JsonProcessor now uses the updated jQuery bits

Known Issues with WCF HTTP
  • ContactManager sample does not work properly on Firefox
  • Not tested with MVC3
  • HTTPS and self-hosting does not work
  • Automatic help pages do not work
  • Request uris need to have a slash after the resource i.e. /customer/1 and /customers/ are valid but /customers is not.

Release quality gates
  • The code builds.
  • Public APIs are documented using XML comments, binary release includes intellisense comments.
  • Unit tests are passing.
  • Samples are running.
  • Product components and samples are compliant with Microsoft All Rules for FxCop.
  • Product component and sample code is compliant with the included StyleCop rules.
  • Binaries are signed.
  • The installer installs and uninstalls cleanly.

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