Json2Csharp

As mentioned in my last blog I had been pointed at this utility called Json2csharp, by Bob Tabor.  It’s a free online tool that generates C# classes from your JSON code.  This lets you strongly type your JSON information being returned to you from another application through an API call, or however you may be doing it.  This is part of the JSON C# Class Generator out on CodePlex.  There is also a version out on GitHub, where some other improvements are being made.
This utility was developed by Jonathan Keith  and James Newton-King’s Json.NET.

The example I tried was using an API call from open weather map, THE API returns:  {“coord”:{“lon”:-0.13,”lat”:51.51},”weather”:[{“id”:300,”main”:”Drizzle”,”description”:”light intensity drizzle”,”icon”:”09d”}],”base”:”stations”,”main”:{“temp”:280.32,”pressure”:1012,”humidity”:81,”temp_min”:279.15,”temp_max”:281.15},”visibility”:10000,”wind”:{“speed”:4.1,”deg”:80},”clouds”:{“all”:90},”dt”:1485789600,”sys”:{“type”:1,”id”:5091,”message”:0.0103,”country”:”GB”,”sunrise”:1485762037,”sunset”:1485794875},”id”:2643743,”name”:”London”,”cod”:200}

When you paste the above JSON into the converter it returns the following classes to cut and paste into your own application

public class Coord
{
public double lon { get; set; }
public double lat { get; set; }
}
public class Weather
{
public int id { get; set; }
public string main { get; set; }
public string description { get; set; }
public string icon { get; set; }
}
public class Main
{
public double temp { get; set; }
public int pressure { get; set; }
public int humidity { get; set; }
public double temp_min { get; set; }
public double temp_max { get; set; }
}
public class Wind
{
public double speed { get; set; }
public int deg { get; set; }
}
public class Clouds
{
public int all { get; set; }
}
public class Sys
{
public int type { get; set; }
public int id { get; set; }
public double message { get; set; }
public string country { get; set; }
public int sunrise { get; set; }
public int sunset { get; set; }
}
public class RootObject
{
public Coord coord { get; set; }
public List weather { get; set; }
public string @base { get; set; }
public Main main { get; set; }
public int visibility { get; set; }
public Wind wind { get; set; }
public Clouds clouds { get; set; }
public int dt { get; set; }
public Sys sys { get; set; }
public int id { get; set; }
public string name { get; set; }
public int cod { get; set; }
}

I feel this is a great utility if you didn’t know about it, you now do.

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