# Mixing quoted and unquoted property names

 clamshell Sep 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM I am trying to create a JSON string out of a Dictionary class, where the keys are quoted, but other properties are not. Is this possible with a custom JsonConverter? Is there any other way to do this? As an example, I have the following class: public class ContentItemStatus { private DateTime lastWriteTime; [JsonConverter(typeof(IsoDateTimeConverter))] public DateTime LastWriteTime { get { return lastWriteTime; } set { lastWriteTime = value; } } public ContentItemStatus(DateTime value) { this.lastWriteTime = value; } }  I am trying to serialize this class in a Dictionary, where the string represents a filename. With QuoteName set to false, I get:   { C:\foo\bar.txt: { LastWriteTime: "2009-09-21T10:12:39.578536-05:00" }, C:\bar\foo.txt: { LastWriteTime: "2009-09-21T10:12:39.578536-05:00" }, D:\: { LastWriteTime: "2009-09-21T10:12:39.578536-05:00" } }    Which, of course, can't be deserialized back in. However, with QuoteName set to true, I get: { "C:\foo\bar.txt": { "LastWriteTime": "2009-09-21T10:19:31.8413408-05:00" }, "C:\bar\foo.txt": { "LastWriteTime": "2009-09-21T10:19:31.8413408-05:00" }, "D:\": { "LastWriteTime": "2009-09-21T10:19:31.8413408-05:00" } }  Which is okay, but, what I really want is this: { "C:\foo\bar.txt": { LastWriteTime: "2009-09-21T10:19:31.8413408-05:00" }, "C:\bar\foo.txt": { LastWriteTime: "2009-09-21T10:19:31.8413408-05:00" }, "D:\": { LastWriteTime: "2009-09-21T10:19:31.8413408-05:00" } }  clamshell Sep 21, 2009 at 6:49 PM Oops, nevermind... I was befuddled by a confusion between valid JSON and Javascript object literals. I'm going to have to rethink my choices here. Although, if anybody has a solution to the original problem, I'd still appreciate it.