I'm creating an API that needs to have the the following ability: (Example only)
GetALLProducts(int pageNumber) - with paging (page size is static)
Then, I need the other route for Getting a Product by ID
the problem here is this is the same signature, so the route that should work for getting a product by id is also the same route that gets all products but with a pagenumber. The route that gets executed is the GetProduct.
Example: www.url.com/api/Products/2 - Does this get the second page of all products? or gets product id number 2?
I thought about adding pageSize to the signature, but I want to make this a system static value.
What do you think is the best resolution and clean solution here? I saw this question: WebApi Multiple actions were found with GetAll() and GetByIds(int ids) and this could work as well. Thoughts?
Pass pagenumber as a query string. You should separate call that will be routed accordingly - by convention /products?page=1 and /product/2, respectively. Your specified route will be able to distinguish the two. Oh and my preference is to have attributed routing as suggested in the thread.