Minimal Web API is a new approach for building APIs without all the complex structures of MVC, so, in accordance with the name “minimal,” it includes the essential components needed to build HTTP APIs. All that you need is only a CSPROJ and a Program.cs.

Benefits of Using Minimal Web API

Less complex than before
Easy to learn and use
Don’t need an MVC structure: no controllers!
Minimal code to build and compile the application, which means the application runs much faster (better performance)
Latest improvements and functionalities of .NET 6 and C#10

Prerequisites

.NET 6 SDK
Visual Studio 2022 or Visual Studio Code (we will use both of them)

We will use two methods to create our Minimal Web API.

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