Hannibal Hannibal - 10 months ago 51
JSON Question

JSON in .NET C#/Csharp - Getting values out of the object

I want to parse some JSON data. I'm using James Newton-King's JSON.NET library.

I parse the JSON string into a JObject. Here is the JSON I'm parsing:

"root": [
"date": 1325400000000,
"id": 12313131,
"loc": "en_us",
"name": "New York, NY",
"products": [
"@type": "asdf",
"city": "New York - Penn Station, NY (NYP)",
"code": "USA",
"summary": {
"alert": [],
"end": 1325577000000,
"start": 1325400000000

As you can see it's pretty complex. The "root" was necessary because otherwhise the data could not be parsed into a JObject instance.

JObject o = JObject.Parse(jsonString);

The JSON data is quite large. There are multiple items in it with different IDs. I want to find an item with a specifid ID.

The problem is, when I try to foreach through the data it has only one element.

KEY: root
VALUE: the other stuff.

So how do I get to the other stuff and cycle through what's inside?

Answer Source


I just solved it.

I removed the trailing [ and the end ].

So it is now a Valid Json object and Key Value foreach is working like a charm..

            foreach (KeyValuePair<String, JToken> d in o)
                Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Key: {0}; Value: {1}", d.Key, d.Value));


Turned out this is only a partial solution. Because now the others are not formatted only the first segment is. The others somehow disappear... :S Damn this...

Even better solution... I was a complete idiot...

Leave everything in place and simply use JArray ja = JArray.Parse(stringOfJson);

This will give you an array full with all the data free to cycle through... Awesome. :)