How to use the DataSourceRequest as a parameter in a WebAPI GET method?

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  1. Oscar
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    Oct 2012

    Posted 26 Oct 2012 Link to this post


    After reading the MVC AJAX binding sample code:

    I considered using the DataSourceRequestAttribute and DataSourceRequest in a WebAPI Get method. The signature would look like this:

    public DataSourceResult Get([DataSourceRequestAttribute] DataSourceRequest request)

    I configured the Grid to make the AJAX request as a Get. However it doesn't work. After some research I found out ModelBinders in WebAPI have to implement the System.Web.Http.ModelBinding.IModelBinder, while MVC requires implementing the System.Web.Mvc.IModelBinder interface instead.

    Everything works fine, but that's not very REST-compliant. I rather call the Get method from the grid and pass all parameters in the query string.

    This question is for Telerik: Do you have something in place (or planning to implement) similar to "ApiDataSourceRequestAttribute" that returns a ModelBinder based on System.Web.Http.ModelBinding.IModelBinder to bind the Get query string parameters to a DataSourceRequest?


  2. leblanc
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    Aug 2010

    Posted 08 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Just ran into the same problem - now that web api 2 is out was migrating from mvc to web api.

    they have the modelbinder here: -

    details here:

  3. Mani
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    Aug 2015

    Posted 06 Aug 2015 Link to this post

    I configured one of the solution but it shows "WebApiDataSourceRequestModelBinder" reference could not found...But i used Kendo.mvc reference..I don't know what to do next.Please give some suggestions
  4. Rosen
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    Posted 12 Aug 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Mani,

    You should verify that you are using at least Q1 2014 version of UI for ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET MVC 4 or 5. Information on how to bind Grid widget to WebApi controller can be found in this help article. Also a runnable sample is available in the sample application which is accompanying the UI for ASP.NET MVC distribution

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