Because files neeed to be uplaoded sometimes
It’s been 2 weeks since Web API has been released, and in a post highlighting the changes, I mentioned I will write an updated tutorial on file upload.
File upload is quite an important topic for Web API endpoitns or for API-driven applications, and sure enough there are some nice changes to the MultiPartFormDataStreamProvider, which, contrary to its versions in the Beta and RC allow easy and flexible model for dealing with uploaded data. On the other hand, these changes between Beta-RC-RTM, mean many of the upload-related posts found in the Web API community (this blog included) no longer work properly.
Let’s have a look at how you could now upload files to your ASP.NET Web API.