Convert JSON String to JSON Object c#

I have this String stored in my database:

str = "{ "context_name": { "lower_bound": "value", "upper_bound": "value", "values": [ "value1", "valueN" ] } }"

This string is already in the JSON format but I want to convert it into a JObject or JSON Object.

JObject json = new JObject();

I tried the json = (JObject)str; cast but it didn’t work so how can I do it?


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Method 1

JObject defines method Parse for this:

JObject json = JObject.Parse(str);

You might want to refer to Json.NET documentation.

Method 2

if you don’t want or need a typed object try:

using Newtonsoft.Json;
// ...   
dynamic json  = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(str);

or try for a typed object try:

Foo json  = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Foo>(str)

Method 3

This works

    string str = "{ 'context_name': { 'lower_bound': 'value', 'pper_bound': 'value', 'values': [ 'value1', 'valueN' ] } }";
    JavaScriptSerializer j = new JavaScriptSerializer();
    object a = j.Deserialize(str, typeof(object));

Method 4

You can try like following:

string output = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(jsonStr);

Method 5

there’s an interesting way to achive another goal which is to have a strongly type class base on json with a very powerfull tools that i used few days ago for first time to translate tradedoubler json result into classes

Is a simple tool: copy your json source paste and in few second you will have a strongly typed class json oriented .
In this manner you will use these classes which is more powerful and simply to use.

Method 6

This works for me using JsonConvert

var result = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Class>(responseString);

Method 7

If your JSon string has “” double quote instead of a single quote ‘ and has n as a indicator of a next line then you need to remove it because that’s not a proper JSon string, example as shown below:

            SomeClass dna = new SomeClass ();
            string response = wc.DownloadString(url);
            string strRemSlash = response.Replace(""", "'");
            string strRemNline = strRemSlash.Replace("n", " ");
            // Time to desrialize it to convert it into an object class.
            dna = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<SomeClass>(@strRemNline);

Method 8

This does’t work in case of the JObject this works for the simple json format data. I have tried my data of the below json format data to deserialize in the type but didn’t get the response.

For this Json

  "Customer": {
    "id": "Shell",
    "Installations": [
        "id": "Shell.Bangalore",
        "Stations": [
            "id": "Shell.Bangalore.BTM",
            "Pumps": [
                "id": "Shell.Bangalore.BTM.pump1"
                "id": "Shell.Bangalore.BTM.pump2"
                "id": "Shell.Bangalore.BTM.pump3"
            "id": "Shell.Bangalore.Madiwala",
            "Pumps": [
                "id": "Shell.Bangalore.Madiwala.pump4"
                "id": "Shell.Bangalore.Madiwala.pump5"

Method 9

In a situation where you are retrieving a list of objects of a certain entity from your api, your response string may look like this:


In this situation you may want an array of Jason objects and cycle through them to populate your c# variable. I’ve done like so:

var httpResponse = await Http.GetAsync($"api/{entidadeSelecionada}");
    List<List<string[]>> Valores = new();
    if (httpResponse.IsSuccessStatusCode)
        //totalPagesQuantity = int.Parse(httpResponse.Headers.GetValues("pagesQuantity").FirstOrDefault());
        //Aqui tenho que colocar um try para o caso de ser retornado um objecto vazio
        var responseString = await httpResponse.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();

        JArray array = JArray.Parse(responseString);

        foreach (JObject objx in array.Children<JObject>())
            List<string[]> ls = new();
            foreach (JProperty singleProp in objx.Properties())
                if (!singleProp.Name.Contains("_xyz"))
                    string[] val = new string[2];
                    val[0] = singleProp.Name;
                    val[1] = singleProp.Value.ToString();
    return Valores;

I achieved this solution by the @Andrei answer.

Method 10

string result = await resp.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();
            List<ListView11> _Resp = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<List<ListView11>>(result);
            //List<ListView11> _objList = new List<ListView11>((IEnumerable<ListView11>)_Resp);

            IList usll = _Resp.Select(a => a.lttsdata).ToList();
            // List<ListViewClass> _objList = new List<ListViewClass>((IEnumerable<ListViewClass>)_Resp);
            //IList usll = _objList.OrderBy(a=> a.ReqID).ToList();
            Lv.ItemsSource = usll;

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