user1810582 user1810582 - 1 year ago 96
Javascript Question

Passing List of KeyValuePair or IDictionary to Web Api Controller from Javascript

I have a web api controller to which I would like to post two parameters. One is a flat int ID, and the other is an IDictionary or similar equivalent.

public void DoStuff(int id, [FromBody]IDictionary<int, int> things)

var things = new Array();
things.push({ 1: 10 }); // tried things.push({ Key: 1, Value: 10 })
things.push({ 2: 11 });
url: '/api/DoStuff?id=' + id,
data: '=' + JSON.stringify(things), // tried what seems like 100 different things here
type: 'POST',
dataType: 'json'

No matter what I try in the data param (
data: things
data: '=' + things
), the Dictionary does not come through to the api controller. It is either null or has one bogus entry ({0, 0}).

I have also tried to send the Dictionary in the Uri - no go.

How can I send the dictionary or key value pair to the api controller?

Answer Source

You don't need an array - you need a simple JS object (which maps to a dictionary). This code should work:

var things = {};
things['1'] = 10;
things['2'] = 11;
    url: '/api/DoStuff?id=' + id,
    data: JSON.stringify(things),
    contentType: 'application/json'
    type: 'POST',
    dataType: 'json'
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