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Routing Basics in ASP.NET Web API

As noted in Routing Basics in ASP.NET MVC, routing in ASP.NET Web API is functionally very similar to the standard MVC routing. Understanding the MVC routing model will provide most of what you need to know to leverage that knowledge against the Web API framework, so long as you keep in mind the key differences between the two.

The differences between the two are largely dictated by the different consumption models driving each type of application.

Here is an introductory overview. I will be following up with a post on route customization soon:

Routing Basics in ASP.NET Web API