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Posted 27 Oct 2009

Saving ASP.NET Form Data with jQuery AJAX and JSON Parser

, 27 Oct 2009
Using jQuery AJAX and the JSON.Net parser to process ASP.NET webform data and avoid page post back.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;   //downloaded from

namespace CodeProjects
    public partial class DataProcessor : System.Web.UI.Page
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (!IsPostBack)


        private void ProcessAjaxRequest()
            if (Request.ContentType.Contains("json") && Request.QueryString["Save"] != null)


        private void SaveMyData()
            //data passed in as JSON format
            System.IO.StreamReader sr = new System.IO.StreamReader(Request.InputStream);
            string line = "";
            //while (!sr.EndOfStream)

            //    line = sr.ReadLine();        //do not do Server.UrlDecode here as it might render those escaped characters that will blow up JObject parsing
            //    Console.WriteLine(line);


            line = sr.ReadToEnd();

            //This is all you need to parse JSON string into an JObject. 
            //Require namespace Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;
            JObject jo = JObject.Parse(line);
            Console.WriteLine(Server.UrlDecode((string)jo["ItemName"])); //use Server.UrlDecode to reverse the text that was escaped before it was passed in to its original state

            //do data saving logic here and return the recordid
            //int recordid=SaveToDataBase(jo);

            Response.Write((string)jo["CategoryID"]); //this send to responseText of .ajax(options).responseText



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Steve S. Yang
Web Developer Bisk Education, Inc
United States United States
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