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WCF J S O N Serialization and DeSerialization

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is well known data encoding format that enables sending/receiving data from Client to Service and vice versa.


We will see the below topics in this article with simple steps below,


1.       JSON Serialization - Convert Object to JSON

2.       JSON De-Serialization - Convert JSON to object.


To do the JSON Serialization/De-Serialization, add the below references in your project.


ü  System.Runtime.Serialization


Step 1: Creation of Data Contract



    public class Person



        public string Name { get; set; }



        public int Age { get; set; }



        public int Salary { get; set; }



Step 2: JSON Serialization


           /// <summary>

        /// Serialize Object to JSON.

        /// </summary>

        private static MemoryStream SerializeToJSON()


            var person = new Person();

            person.Name = "Person name";

            person.Age = 10;

            person.Salary = 1000;


            var ms = new MemoryStream();


            DataContractJsonSerializer ds = new DataContractJsonSerializer(person.GetType());

            ds.WriteObject(ms, person);

            ms.Position = 0;

            StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(ms);


            Console.Write("***  --- Object Serilization To JSON Format---  ***\n");




            return ms;



Step 3: JSON De-Serialization


         /// <summary>

        /// DeSerialize JSON To Object

        /// </summary>

        /// <param name="ms"></param>

        private static void DeSerializeToJSON(MemoryStream ms1)


            Console.WriteLine("***  --- JSON Deserilization To Object ---  ***\n");


            var ms = new MemoryStream(ms1.ToArray());

            DataContractJsonSerializer ds1 = new DataContractJsonSerializer(typeof(Person));

            XmlDictionaryReader dr = JsonReaderWriterFactory.CreateJsonReader(ms, new XmlDictionaryReaderQuotas());

            var person = (Person)ds1.ReadObject(dr);


            Console.WriteLine("Name: " + person.Name);

            Console.WriteLine("Age: " + person.Age);

            Console.WriteLine("Salary: " + person.Salary);


Testing It:

JSON Serialization.png

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