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"{\"item a \",\"item b  \",\"item c \"}"


What I have tried:

I want to deserialize the above JSON data into the list ( List
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Updated 1-Feb-22 10:28am
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Quote:
JavaScript
{ "item a", "item b", "item c" }
That is not valid JSON. You will not be able to parse it using any JSON library.

A JSON array would use [ and ]:
JavaScript
[ "item a", "item b", "item c" ]
Since it's wrapped in { and }, it should be an object literal instead. However, object literals require values for their properties:
JavaScript
{ "item a": "some value", "item b": 42, "item c": false }
An object literal with property names without values is not valid JSON.

See the JSON specification[^] for more details.
 
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You can't - that isn't valid JSON data.
JSON looks like this:
{
  "contacts": [
    {
      "id": 7113,
      "name": "James Norris",
      "birthDate": "1977-05-13T00:00:00",
      "phone": "488-555-1212",
      "address": {
        "postalCode": "92115",
        "street": "4627 Sunset Ave",
        "city": "San Diego",
        "state": "CA"
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 7114,
      "name": "Mary Lamb",
      "birthDate": "1974-10-21T00:00:00",
      "phone": "337-555-1212",
      "address": {
        "postalCode": "49245",
        "street": "1111 Industrial Way",
        "city": "Dallas",
        "state": "TX"
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 7115,
      "name": "Robert Shoemaker",
      "birthDate": "1968-02-08T00:00:00",
      "phone": "643-555-1212",
      "address": null
    }
  ]
}
And your's isn't - it's just a collection of strings.
A list would look more like this:
{MyItems:[{item:"item a"},{item: "item b"},{item:"item c"}]}
And give C# classes like this:
C#
public class MyItem
{
    public string item { get; set; }
}

public class Root
{
    public List<MyItem> MyItems { get; set; }
}
 
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THis article will cover this topic in detail for you: Working with JSON in C# & VB
 
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