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json cycle stackoverflowexception error

Dec 20, 2010 at 1:42 PM


I was trying to serialize the following set of classes. Class X is referenced by class Y and class Y is referenced by class X. The code is as below. I have set the ReferenceLoopHandling to Serialize but i am getting a stackoverflowexception. Any ideas on how we can rectify this.




  public class X
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public Y y { get; set; }
   public class Y
        public int ID { get; set; }
        public X x { get ; set  ;}


using (MemoryStream mem = new MemoryStream())
                X x1 = new X();
                x1.Name = "yang";
                Y y1 = new Y();
                y1.ID = 20;
                y1.x = x1;
                x1.y = y1;
                JsonSerializer serializer = new JsonSerializer();
                StreamWriter strWriter = new StreamWriter(mem);
                JsonWriter writer = new JsonTextWriter(strWriter);
                serializer.ReferenceLoopHandling = ReferenceLoopHandling.Serialize;
                serializer.Serialize(writer, x1);
                mem.Position = 0;
                StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(mem);