T. Ferreira T. Ferreira - 3 months ago 32x
AngularJS Question

AngularJS - $http.post keeps sending "NULL" values to ASP.NET Web API 2

In simple terms, I'm making a task management tool with CRUD funcionality using AngularJS for the frontend and ASP.NET for the backend.

In the ASP.NET I've created a table called "KBTM_Task" with the following parameters:

public class KBTM_Task
public int ID { get; set; }
public string KBTM_Task_ID { get; set; } // this is an ID chosen by the user
public string KBTM_Task_Title { get; set; }
public string KBTM_Task_Description { get; set; }

If I had rows to this table, either manually in Visual Studio or with Postman, then I can successfuly display these rows in a table in the frontend app using

The problem is when adding new rows within the app. I have a "New Task" button which takes the user to a form. What I want is for those values filled by the user to be stored in the database and then displayed in the table with the others.

Here's my HTML code:

<div class="form-group row">
<div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6">
<label for="Task_Title">Title</label>
<input type="text" class="form-control" id="Task_Title" ng-model="tasks.title">
<div class="col-xs-6 col-md-3">
<label for="Task_ID">ID</label>
<input type="text" class="form-control" id="Task_ID" ng-model="tasks.id">
<div class="col-xs-6 col-md-3">
<label for="Task_Description">Description</label>
<textarea class="form-control" rows="3" id="Task_Description" ng-model="tasks.description"></textarea>

Here's the Angular code:

$scope.add = function (tasks)
if ($scope.tasks.title != null)
'KBTM_Task_ID': $scope.tasks.id,
'KBTM_Task_Title': $scope.tasks.title,
'KBTM_Task_Description': $scope.tasks.description

var config = {
headers : {
'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'

$http.post('http://localhost/api/KBTM_Task', JSON.stringify($scope.tasks), config)

The problem is that this adds a new row but with all the parameters "NULL". So it successfuly creates a new entry in the database but it doesn't send any of the values that I filled in the form.

You can check my KBTM_TaskController (95% of it was automatically generated by Visual Studio) on this pastebin: http://pastebin.com/HRvgN7Jr

Please help me as I'm completely stuck. If you require more information, don't hesitate to ask. Thank you!

Win Win

Ideally, you want to post data inside body. FYI: Posting data via URL has limitation.

If so, you do not need JSON.stringify and config. $scope.tasks is enough.

Please ensure post data is a single record instead of array.

var data = {
  'KBTM_Task_ID': 'one',
  'KBTM_Task_Title': 'two', 
  'KBTM_Task_Description': 'three' 

$http.post('http://localhost/api/KBTM_Task', data)
  .then(function(response){ console.log(response.data)} );

However, Post action method's parameter binding should be [FromBody] which forces Web API to read a complex type from the request body.

public IHttpActionResult PostKBTM_Task([FromBody] KBTM_Task kBTM_Task)