Thursday, October 6, 2016

Creating lowercase routes in ASP.NET Web API

When it comes to creating lowercase routes in ASP.NET Web API, there is no built-in facility to automatically lowercase all of your routes as is the case with ASP.NET MVC.

However, you can still solve this issue without resorting to Attribute-based routing and manually writing all of your routes in lowercase.

This can be accomplished through Custom Route Constraints.  In this instance, you will want to create a Custom Route Constraint which simply translates all of the default ASP.NET Web API routes into their corresponding lowercase version.

You can write a LowercaseRouteConstraint as follows:

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