How Do I: Return JSON Formatted Data for an AJAX Call in an ASP.NET MVC Web Application?

By Chris Pels|15 minutes|

In this video Chris Pels shows how to use the JsonResult and Json classes to return instances of classes as JSON formatted data. First, a sample MVC web application is created and a controller and associated view are added for customer information. Then a simple customer class is created as part of the data model. A GetCustomer() function is then added to the customer controller to retrieve data for a single customer in JSON format. Finally, script is added to the customer view that uses jQuery to make an AJAX call to GetCustomer() to retrieve the customer data in JSON format

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This article was originally created on October 22, 2009

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Chris Pels

Chris Pels – Chris has been instrumental in the architecture, development, and implementation of a wide variety of business systems and databases as a technology consultant since 1986. He has extensive experience in business analysis, technical specifications, database design, several programming languages including C# and VB.NET, and statistical analysis. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan and has been a speaker at Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft DevDays, VSLive, numerous events in New England