Connecting C# to JSON

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format.

Advantages :

•Easy for humans to read and write

•Language independent

•Same syntax as JavaScript Objects

  • Can be used to store application data

JSON C# Libraries- •JavaScriptSerializer , JSON.NET

What is Serialization

Serialization is the process of converting an object into a stream of bytes in order to store the object or transmit it to memory, a database, or a file. Its main purpose is to save the state of an object in order to be able to recreate it when needed. The reverse process is called deserialization.

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What are JSON values

•Strings •Numbers •True •False •Null •Objects• Arrays

JSON Objects

•Name/value pairs using colons

•Enclosed by curly braces

•Pairs separated by commas

name:value }

JSON Arrays

•Values enclosed by brackets

•Separated by commas

[“value”, “value”,”value”,”value”,”value”]

Parsing JSON Files

Add Reference: System.Web.Extension (ie usingSystem.web.Script.Serialization) , System.IO

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