Json.NET is a popular high-performance JSON framework for .NET


-Flexible JSON serializer to convert .NET objects to JSON and back again
-LINQ to JSON for manually reading and writing JSON
-High performance
-Writes indented, easy to read JSON
-Convert JSON to and from XML
-Supports Silverlight and Windows Phone

The JSON serializer is a good choice when the JSON you are reading or writing maps closely to a .NET class. The serializer automatically reads and writes JSON for the class.

LINQ to JSON is good for situations where you are only interested in getting values from JSON, you don't have a class to serialize or deserialize to, or the JSON is radically different from your class and you need to manually read and write from your objects. LINQ to JSON allows you to easily read, create and modify JSON in .NET.


Download Json.NET from CodePlex or install using NuGet



Find guides for getting started and comprehensive API Documentation at http://james.newtonking.com/projects/json/help/

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Last edited May 22, 2011 at 1:23 AM by JamesNK, version 25