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Help with deserializing to IEnumerable<T>

Jun 5, 2011 at 5:38 AM


..The following is for a Windows Phone 7 project..

I am new to working with Json data and Json.NET. I am attempting to deserialize the following Json data:



I have created a class in my project:


    public class Realm
        public string name { get; set; }
        public string slug { get; set; }
        public string type { get; set; }
        public bool status { get; set; }
        public bool queue { get; set; }
        public string population { get; set; }


And below is the code I am using to attempt to deserialize the Json data to an IEnumerable<Realm>:


    var results = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Dictionary<string, object>>(s);
    *var realmList = (IEnumerable<Realm>)(results["realms"]);
    foreach (Realm r in realmList)
          this.Items.Add(new ItemViewModel() { LineOne =, LineTwo = r.status.ToString().ToUpper(), LineThree = r.type.ToUpper() });

*However, at this line, I receive an InvalidCastException. If I replace (IEnumerable<Realm>) with (IEnumerable<JToken>), there is no longer an InvalidCastException being thrown.

Any words of advice or obvious parts I am missing out on?