Vaccano Vaccano - 1 year ago 146
JSON Question

json call with C#

I am trying to make a json call using C#. I made a stab at creating a call, but it did not work:

public bool SendAnSMSMessage(string message)
{
HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)
WebRequest.Create("http://api.pennysms.com/jsonrpc");
request.Method = "POST";
request.ContentType = "application/json";

string json = "{ \"method\": \"send\", "+
" \"params\": [ "+
" \"IPutAGuidHere\", "+
" \"[email protected]\", "+
" \"MyTenDigitNumberWasHere\", "+
" \""+message+"\" " +
" ] "+
"}";

StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(request.GetRequestStream());
writer.Write(json);
writer.Close();

return true;
}


Any advice on how to make this work would be appreciated.

Answer Source

In your code you don't get the HttpResponse, so you won't see what the server side sends you back.

you need to get the Response similar to the way you get (make) the Request. So

public static bool SendAnSMSMessage(string message)
{
  var httpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("http://api.pennysms.com/jsonrpc");
  httpWebRequest.ContentType = "text/json";
  httpWebRequest.Method = "POST";

  using (var streamWriter = new StreamWriter(httpWebRequest.GetRequestStream()))
  {
    string json = "{ \"method\": \"send\", " +
                      "  \"params\": [ " +
                      "             \"IPutAGuidHere\", " +
                      "             \"[email protected]\", " +
                      "             \"MyTenDigitNumberWasHere\", " +
                      "             \"" + message + "\" " +
                      "             ] " +
                      "}";

    streamWriter.Write(json);
  }
  var httpResponse = (HttpWebResponse)httpWebRequest.GetResponse();
  using (var streamReader = new StreamReader(httpResponse.GetResponseStream()))
  {
    var responseText = streamReader.ReadToEnd();
    //Now you have your response.
    //or false depending on information in the response
    return true;        
  }
}

I also notice in the pennysms documentation that they expect a content type of "text/json" and not "application/json". That may not make a difference, but it's worth trying in case it doesn't work.

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