In this article, we will see how to create Azure Web API with your Visual Studio Tool.

  • Concept
  • Implementation – Creating API app in Azure.
  • Implementation – Create a sample Web API Application in VS 2015 and publish Web API in Azure.

Concept - About

Azure API makes life easier for developers. They can develop, host, and consume APIs in the cloud whether it's on-premises or off-premises.

Implementation – Creating API app in Azure

  • Sign in to Azure Management portal.
  • Open Azure portal and click on “+”.
  • Click on the Search box and then type API App and hit Enter.

    Azure API App
  • Click on "Create".

    Azure API App
  • Fill all the required details and use existing resource group or create new resource group accordingly.

    Azure API App
  • Click on "Create".
  • You can see it’s just created.

    Azure API App

Implementation – Creating a sample web API application in VS 2015

Here are the steps.

  • Open Visual Studio and create a web project with ASP.NET Web application with the name ViralWebApi app.

    Azure API App
  • Then, choose Empty Template with Web API checkbox checked as shown below.

    Azure API App
  • Once you click on OK button, create Web API Empty Controller and name that “HomeController”.

    Azure API App
  • Click on "Add" button and name it as “Home” Controller.
  • Then, write a simple method to return a string from the “Get” method by using HTTPGET Verb action.

    Azure API App 
  • Right click on your project and publish the application on the Azure API App which you just created in the above steps.
  • Click on “Publish”, select the existing app which you have just created in the above steps, and then click on OK button and wait until it gets published.

    Azure API App 
  • Select Microsoft Azure App Service and click on "Next" button. Then, select your Azure account and view by the resource group name and select your API which you have created.

    Azure API App
  • Now, click on OK button and your API app will publish on to Azure.
  • Open the browser with the URL to access the API method.


This is how you can make the Web AP and publish on Azure.

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