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ASP.NET Web API, Part 2: HTTP Pipeline

with expert Phil Ledgerwood

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Release date Release date 6/16/2012
Level Level Advanced
Runtime Runtime 1h 6m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Closed captioning Closed captioning Included
Transcript Transcript Included
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Hands-on labs Hands-on labs Included
Sample code Sample code Included
Exams Exams Included

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Course description

The ASP.NET Web API HTTP Pipeline course starts with data exchange through the Pipeline, covering Pipeline Elements and HTTP request, response and message handlers. The course then moves on to Improving HTTP Responses with CRUD responses and Exception Handling and finish up with Custom Handlers.


This course assumes that students have some programming background and experience using Visual Studio 2010 and Visual C#. A basic understanding of JavaScript, the ASP.NET MVC framework, and web services will be helpful but not required.

Prepare for certification

This course will help you prepare for:
70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

This course will help you earn:
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
MCSD: Web Applications

Meet the expert

Phil Ledgerwood Philip Ledgerwood has been a software developer for fifteen years. He currently works primarily in .NET technologies producing custom software for organizations of all sizes. He has also done extensive training for those same organizations in both technical and business process topics. Philip is a strong advocate of Lean and agile software development and spends most of his time helping companies interested in the value those practices can bring to their development efforts. He does this through a combination of training and working "in the trenches" as a developer on these teams, keeping a hand in the academic side of emerging technology and practices while also directly applying it in real projects to bring real business value.

Course outline


Pipeline Elements (21:26)
  • Introduction (00:40)
  • Pipeline Elements (03:09)
  • HttpRequestMessage (00:56)
  • HttpResponseMessage (01:52)
  • HttpMessageHandler (01:09)
  • Client-Side Pipeline (03:00)
  • Server-Side Pipeline (04:52)
  • Demo: Using Pipeline (05:25)
  • Summary (00:17)
Improving HTTP Responces (27:58)
  • Introduction (01:08)
  • Improving CRUD Responses (01:46)
  • Exception Handling (01:50)
  • Demo:CRUD Operation (02:40)
  • Demo:Exception (01:38)
  • Demo: Httpresponsemessage (04:18)
  • Demo: Put and Delete (02:10)
  • Demo: More Response Exceptions (02:57)
  • Demo: New Exception (01:13)
  • Demo: Exception Filters (05:00)
  • Demo: Wire up into App (02:51)
  • Summary (00:22)
Custom Handlers (17:33)
  • Introduction (01:03)
  • Custom Handlers (01:34)
  • Demo: Custom Handlers (02:38)
  • Demo: Handler to Pipeline (03:22)
  • Demo: Add Message to Headers (03:38)
  • Demo: Message to Custom Header (03:00)
  • Demo: Private Static Void (01:56)
  • Summary (00:19)