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Hi, can somebody help with the proper way to deserialize json data of this format:

[{person:{name:"James", age:26}}, {person:{name:"Mary", age:36}}, {person:{name:"Kofi", age:46}}]

The code i'am using is as below:

WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create("url");
WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
string json;
using (var sr = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()))
    json = sr.ReadToEnd();

var serializer = new JavaScriptSerializer();
var persons= serializer.Deserialize<List<auto>>(json);
foreach (var item in persons)
    Console.Write("name:" + + " and age: " + item.age);

the class I'am mapping to is as below:

public class person
  public string name{get;set;}
  public int age{get; set;}

I keep getting nulls and empty strings for the name and age properties when I run this code. I will appreciate it a lot if someone can help me out.
Posted 25-Jul-12 22:20pm
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Solution 2

I had to make call and item.person.age in the foreach loop and make sure all properties in the person class were of type string.

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