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Closed returns no root when parsing itunes lookup


When trying to deserialize the following JSON from itunes, there is a error message returned because the root is not found. Is JSON.NET the correct tool for deserializing the below JSON?

"results": [
{"kind":"software", "features":[], "supportedDevices":["all"], "isGameCenterEnabled":false,
"screenshotUrls":["", "", "", "", ""], "ipadScreenshotUrls":[], "artworkUrl60":"", "artworkUrl512":"", "artistViewUrl":"", "artistId":281970042, "artistName":"YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC", "price":0.00, "version":"3.9",
"description":"Find what\u2019s around you in a flash! Whether you\u2019re looking for a great place to eat or to find cheap gas on the way, the YP℠ app connects you with local businesses, deals and events to help you get things done.\n\n\u2022 Search over 18 million businesses by typing, speaking, or browsing popular categories including movie theaters, hotels, mechanics, dentists, and more.\n\u2022 Add personalized shortcuts for instant access to nearby businesses, deals, gas prices and events.\n\u2022 Craving a specific food? We'll look through over 300,000 menus to figure out who's got what you want.\n\u2022 Find the \u201cbest\u201d gas prices near you with our unique visual gas price search.\n\u2022 Save with thousands of local coupons and deals from businesses near you.\n\u2022 Get important information before heading out including:\n - Ratings and reviews\n - Photos \u2013 plus upload photos to your favorite businesses!\n - Restaurant and service menus\n - Movie showtimes\n - Hours of operation\n - Phone numbers\n - Maps and directions \n\nWhatever you need\u2026 Wherever you are\u2026 the YP℠ app covers you locally. What are you waiting for? Try it now! \n\n\n\n Some restrictions may apply. Please call first to confirm the business will accept this coupon. Not all businesses accept mobile coupons.", "currency":"USD", "genres":["Travel", "Navigation"], "genreIds":["6003", "6010"], "releaseDate":"2008-07-11T07:00:00Z", "sellerName":"", "bundleId":"com.yellowpages.ypmobile", "trackId":284806204, "trackName":"YP Local Search & Gas Prices", "primaryGenreName":"Travel", "primaryGenreId":6003,
"releaseNotes":"\u2022 Support for full screen display on iPhone 5\n\u2022 Location Aware Autosuggest \u2013 based on your location, we'll suggest nearby businesses as you type to make searching faster\n\u2022 Crash and bug fixes to make the app more stable", "formattedPrice":"Free", "wrapperType":"software", "trackCensoredName":"YP Local Search & Gas Prices", "languageCodesISO2A":["EN"], "fileSizeBytes":"8728406", "sellerUrl":"", "contentAdvisoryRating":"4+", "averageUserRatingForCurrentVersion":4.5, "userRatingCountForCurrentVersion":167, "artworkUrl100":"", "trackViewUrl":"", "trackContentRating":"4+", "averageUserRating":3.0, "userRatingCount":55021}]
Closed Mar 6, 2013 at 12:06 AM by JamesNK
Well you haven't included the code you used or the error details. Why don't you try asking again with more information on SO.


cfsn wrote Mar 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Thank you for the quick follow up: here is the code

using System;
using System.Data;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline.Wrapper;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.Wrapper;
using System.Xml;
using System.Net;
using System.IO;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Json;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
using Newtonsoft.Json;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Serialization;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Converters;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;

public class ScriptMain : UserComponent
public override void CreateNewOutputRows()

        string taskURL = "";

        HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(taskURL);
        request.Timeout = 300000;
        HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();
        StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream());
        string json = reader.ReadToEnd();



wrote May 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM