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JavaScript JSON Cookbook

By : Ray Rischpater, Brian Ritchie, Ray Rischpater
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JavaScript JSON Cookbook

By: Ray Rischpater, Brian Ritchie, Ray Rischpater

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JavaScript JSON Cookbook
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How to handle date and time objects using Json.NET

Dates in JSON are problematic for people because JavaScript's dates are in milliseconds from the epoch, which are generally unreadable to people. Different JSON parsers handle this differently; Json.NET has a nice IsoDateTimeConverter that formats the date and time in ISO format, making it human-readable for debugging or parsing on platforms other than JavaScript. You can extend this method to converting any kind of formatted data in JSON attributes, too, by creating new converter objects and using the converter object to convert from one value type to another.

How to do it…

Simply include a new IsoDateTimeConverter object when you call JsonConvert.Serialize, like this:

string json = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(p, 

How it works…

This causes the serializer to invoke the IsoDateTimeConverter instance with any instance of date and time objects, returning ISO strings like this in your JSON:


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