Many of us have been asking Microsoft to keep all the extra stuff out of Visual Studio 2013 projects. For example, I don’t want JQuery in my project yet almost all project types include it. So, here are my steps to create just WebAPI 2 and no other types that are not directly that.
File / New / Project
Empty Project with Just WebAPI
Then, when I go into References / Manage NuGet
I see just 4 packages
My Solution explorer is small and if I look in my App_Start, I just have one simple file, WebApiConfig.cs which is as follows:
Project size, 29 files, 9 folders. I’d say that’s pretty good.