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Connect To API (without a wsdl) and Call Methods

I need to connect to a web API that has no wsdl file.  It's a RESTful JSON service.  So, first off, I'm guessing that I can't add it as a service reference in my project.  Once I connect I need to be able to call various methods.  Can someone provide me with a good example of this?  I've looked in a few spots including http://www.asp.net/web-api/overview/web-api-clients/calling-a-web-api-from-a-net-client but the example does not seem to include a call to a method.

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cat4larry
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
RESTful services don't use WSDLs--SOAP services do. A RESTful service relies on the existing HTTP protocol to send requests and receive responses from a server. You can basically think of it like your browser requesting a web page--sans browser.

Were you given any documention describing the API?



...and no, you cannot "Add Service Reference" to a RESTful service  : )
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cat4larryAuthor Commented:
I'm really embarrassed actually.  I should have RTFM a little further.  It gives complete examples.  I just need to chose the correct endpoints and then perform the correct action (insert, update, delete).  simple request/response JSON stuff.  For some reason I thought there would be much more to it than that.
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cat4larryAuthor Commented:
I figured it out myself
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