This is one the exciting features of DRF let’s see what it is.
To get start we need to install few packages
pip install djangorestframework pip install markdown # Markdown support for the browsable API. pip install django-filter # Filtering support
Once done in the settings.py file add this
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ... 'rest_framework', )
and the main urls.py file
from django.contrib import admin from django.urls import path, include, re_path as url urlpatterns = [ path('admin/', admin.site.urls), url(r'^', include('todo.urls')), url(r'^api-auth/', include('rest_framework.urls', namespace='rest_framework')) ]
Notice how i removed “^todo/’ from our urls.py. This is required i.e “url(r'^’, include(‘todo.urls’)),” without this for me browsable api were not showing up.
Then you should see this
This is great! We have full api documentation created for us and we can easily share with frontend dev’s using this.
Also click on individual api to see further drill down.
Here we see a form to add data and play around with the api’s we have.
and also if you deploy the django app on server and Css does not render on admin panel and browsable api page do the following step
install dj_static with
pip install dj-static
then in settings.py file add
STATIC_ROOT = 'staticfiles' STATIC_URL = '/static/'
then finally in your wsgi.py file write this
from dj_static import Cling application = Cling(your_application_name())