Entity Frameworks, WebApi, JSON.Net and Serializing Circular References – Better fix

As an improvement on yesterday problem and solution, there is a simple change to the JSON.Net settings which solves this issue, just add this into Global.asax:

JsonSerializerSettings settings = new JsonSerializerSettings
{
    PreserveReferencesHandling = PreserveReferencesHandling.Objects,
    Formatting = Formatting.Indented
};
 
HttpConfiguration config = GlobalConfiguration.Configuration;
config.Formatters.JsonFormatter.SerializerSettings = settings;
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Software developer, lately specialising in Full Stack Web Development using c#, ASP.Net WebAPI 2, and Angular.
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