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I am trying to set the values of some private properties with JSON values that I am getting from a web service.

A) Is this possible
B) If so, how do I do it?

EDIT: Let me re-iterate. I need the public property to have a private setter. I have tried setting the setter to internal and then changing the AssemblyInfo file to expose internals to Newtonsoft.Json. This doesnt work either?

Here is my code:

using (WebClient wc = new WebClient())
        DataContractJsonSerializer js = new DataContractJsonSerializer(typeof(MyAmazingObject));
        return (FacebookUser)js.ReadObject(wc.OpenRead("URL_HERE"));
Updated 29-Jun-11 0:53am

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The answer by Vivek is unfortunately incorrect.

You can use serialization of private members if you use Data Contract. You need to use System.Runtime.Serialization.Json.DataContractJsonSerializer, see[^].

To get the idea, read this:[^].

When you use Data Contract, the meta-data is defined not just by access specifier, but by special attributes such as [DataMember]. Data Contract is much more non-intrusive and beneficial over regular "legacy" serialization.

Please see also my past answer where I advocate Data Contract approach:
How can I utilize XML File streamwriter and reader in my form application?[^],
Creating a property files...[^].

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