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  • Manish Prajapati 4 posts 34 karma points
    19 days ago
    Manish Prajapati

    I am very very new in Umbraco and ASP .Net. Actually, I have to create a web API in Umbraco so that my frontend can consume. I am using Umbraco 8. What I have done:-

    1. Created a "WeApi" folder in the root.
    2. Created an API Controller called "ProductsController"
    3. Then I am trying to hit "http://localhost:44314/umbraco/api/products/getproducts" but I am getting 404.

    Here is the code:-

    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Web.Http;
    using Umbraco.Web.WebApi;
    using Umbraco.Core.Composing;
    using Umbraco.Core;
    namespace WebApplication30.Controllers
    public class ProductsController : UmbracoApiController
        public IEnumerable<string> GetProducts()
            return new[] { "Table", "Chair", "Desk", "Computer", "Beer fridge" };
    } }

    Do I need to add anything else? any config?

    Could anyone help me?

  • Kevin Jump 1753 posts 11263 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    17 days ago
    Kevin Jump


    The code looks fine (and works when I've just copied it into a test project).

    i suspect is its not being compiled by the site - so the API isn't there.

    If you are using Visual Studio you should check to see if the ProductsController.cs file has a build action of compile.

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    then when you build the site the code will be compiled into the site dll, and the api should be visible.

    Or use the App_Code folder

    if you are editing the files on the site, put the controller or the folder it is in inside a folder called App_Code - code inside this folder is then complied when the site starts up, and again this should make your API visible.

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