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How to post objects directly to web api from C#

As I’ve looked this up three times now I should put the code directly on the blog. Happily Microsoft has done a lot of the plumbing work for you.

You have a Web API controller with an action that looks like this
[OutputCache(NoStore = true, Duration = 0)]
public bool PostItemBatch(List postItems)
using (ApplicationDbContext db = new ApplicationDbContext())
foreach (PostItem postItem in postItems)
return true;

Then you can post data to it by the following

List PostItems = new List();
for (int i = 0; i < 11; i++)
PostItems.Add(new PostItem(true));

HttpClient client = new HttpClient();
HttpResponseMessage response = client.PostAsJsonAsync("http://localhost:56168/Ajax/v1.1/PostPostItemBatch", PostItems).Result;
var test = response.IsSuccessStatusCode;

And there you go!


Written By Steve French


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