Cannot deserialize the current JSON array (e.g. [1,2,3]) into type

I have a class like this:

public class MyStok
    public int STId { get; set; }
    public int SM { get; set; }
    public string CA { get; set; }
    public string Br { get; set; }
    public string BNo { get; set; }
    public decimal Vat { get; set; }
    public decimal Price { get; set; }

I deserialize like this:

string sc = e.ExtraParams["sc"].ToString();
MyStok myobj = JSON.Deserialize<MyStok>(sc);

My output seems to be like this (string sc) on fiddler:

        "STId": 2,
        "CA": "hbh",
        "Br": "jhnj",
        "SM": 20,
        "Vat": 10,
        "Price": 566,
        "BNo": "1545545"

But I get the error:

Cannot deserialize the current JSON array (e.g. [1,2,3]) into type

What is wrong in that code?


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Method 1

It looks like the string contains an array with a single MyStok object in it. If you remove square brackets from both ends of the input, you should be able to deserialize the data as a single object:

MyStok myobj = JSON.Deserialize<MyStok>(sc.Substring(1, sc.Length-2));

You could also deserialize the array into a list of MyStok objects, and take the object at index zero.

var myobjList = JSON.Deserialize<List<MyStok>>(sc);
var myObj = myobjList[0];

Method 2

For array type Please try this one.

 List<MyStok> myDeserializedObjList = (List<MyStok>)Newtonsoft.Json.JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(sc, typeof(List<MyStok>));

Please See here for details to deserialise Json

Method 3

I ran into this exact same error message. I tried Aditi’s example, and then I realized what the real issue was. (Because I had another apiEndpoint making a similar call that worked fine.) In this case The object in my list had not had an interface extracted from it yet. So because I apparently missed a step, when it went to do the bind to the


It failed to deserialize.

If you see this issue, check to see if that could be the issue.

Method 4

Another alternative if you have a root level array with no name and you actually want to use it for something, like adding methods

public class MyStoks : List<MyStok> 


Then you can deserialize like this

MyStoks myObj = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<MyStoks>(jsonString);

Method 5

HttpClient webClient = new HttpClient();
Uri uri = new Uri("your url");
HttpResponseMessage response = await webClient.GetAsync(uri)
var jsonString = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();
var objData = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<List<CategoryModel>>(jsonString);

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