Contact Manager Web API

This sample uses ASP.NET Web API to build a simple contact manager application. The application consists of a contact manager web API that is used by an ASP.NET MVC application, a Windows Phone application, and a Windows 8 app to display and manage a list of contacts.

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using System;
using System.Text;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Http.Description;

namespace ContactManager.Areas.HelpPage
    public static class ApiDescriptionExtensions
        /// <summary>
        /// Generates an URI-friendly ID for the <see cref="ApiDescription"/>. E.g. "Get-Values-id_name" instead of "GetValues/{id}?name={name}"
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="description">The <see cref="ApiDescription"/>.</param>
        /// <returns>The ID as a string.</returns>
        public static string GetFriendlyId(this ApiDescription description)
            string path = description.RelativePath;
            string[] urlParts = path.Split('?');
            string localPath = urlParts[0];
            string queryKeyString = null;
            if (urlParts.Length > 1)
                string query = urlParts[1];
                string[] queryKeys = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(query).AllKeys;
                queryKeyString = String.Join("_", queryKeys);

            StringBuilder friendlyPath = new StringBuilder();
                localPath.Replace("/", "-").Replace("{", "").Replace("}", ""));
            if (queryKeyString != null)
                friendlyPath.AppendFormat("_{0}", queryKeyString);
            return friendlyPath.ToString();