Deserialize Array C#

Hi Experts,

Hopefully a simple one.

How does one deserialize the following JSON into a List<string> or a HashSet<int> or ... (fill in object of choice here) in JSON.NET


Right Now my class has this property set to:

public JArray myArray {get; set;}

but would prefer it typed/converted to something in the first sentence.


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Karrtik IyerSoftware ArchitectCommented:
Have you looked at the example below? Does that help?

string json = @"{""key1"":""value1"",""key2"":""value2""}";

Dictionary<string, string> values = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Dictionary<string, string>>(json);


Karrtik IyerSoftware ArchitectCommented:
Here is the sample to convert it to a List<string>
  string json = @"['Starcraft','Halo','Legend of Zelda']";
  List<string> videogames = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<List<string>>(json);
  Console.WriteLine(string.Join(", ", videogames.ToArray()));
That looks like a serialized List<int>, try this:

string json = "{"myArray":"[7,3,6,5]"}";
List<int> myList = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<List<int>>(json);

It looks like that "myArray" is a memeber of a struct/class.

You'll need Json.NET for this.

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chudmarekAuthor Commented:
Sorry Guys,

It was an Array of Arrays

This worked for me (knowing that each number was unique)

        public HashSet<HashSet<int>> myArray { get; set; }
chudmarekAuthor Commented:
chudmarekAuthor Commented:
Mr. Wolfe,

Gotcha. Thanks for the heads up on the Grading Link.

According to the guidelines this is an A grade answer then. I have marked them all as assisted solutions, and my follow up as "Best Solution" in case anyone is ever in the same boat as me. Hope all is ok now.


chudmarekAuthor Commented:
Although Answers were all great and lead me to my final, Rotem's suggestion that "myarray" was a memeber of a struct/class lead me to the lightbulb moment that it was an array of arrays, and as such was graded as best solution
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