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Ajax Return Issue

flynny asked
Last Modified: 2014-08-20
Hi all,

I am trying to return values from an ajax return but am having difficulty, I assume I am missing something regarding the .promise or async of the method.

function addFontField(element) {
    var fonts = runAjax('/Public/AdminServices.asmx/GetFonts', null);
    alert("fonts" + fonts); //is alerting undefined


function getFonts() {

    runAjax('/Public/AdminServices.asmx/GetFonts', null)
            function (__exists) {

                if (__exists.d) {
                    alert(__exists.d); // alerts the [Object object, Object object] array as expected
                    return __exists.d;
                else {
                   return false;
            function (jqXHR, textStatus, errorThrown) {
              alert(errorThrown + ':' + textStatus + ':' + jqXHR.responseText);
              return false;


function runAjax(webmethod, fields) {

    //stringify passed field array
    if (fields !== null) {
        var jsonObject = {};

        for (var i = 0; i < fields.length; i++) {
            jsonObject[fields[i].fieldname] = fields[i].fieldtext;

        return $.ajax({
            type: "POST",
            url: webmethod,
            data: JSON.stringify(jsonObject),
            contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
            dataType: "json"
    else {
        return $.ajax({
            type: "POST",
            url: webmethod,
            contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
            dataType: "json"

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Now I am returning a List<KeyValuePair<String, String>> from my c# function. It appears to be getting to the .success method, but when i return it to the var in getfonts() it is undefined at this point?
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