Convert a JavaScript object to JSON

A colleague of mine was recently searching for a plug-in or script that can convert a JavaScript array to JSON. I asked him to check out JSON.stringify() in the json2.js library, which serializes the JavaScript object into JSON text. Here’s a sample if you do not know about this library:

Note: Make sure that you minify this library and then use the .js directly from your application. For demo purposes I am referring to this .js file directly. In production applications, it is not advisable to do so.

<script type="text/javascript" src="">
script type="text/javascript">
arrCars = new Array("Toyota", "Mercedes", "BMW");
var jsonStr = JSON.stringify(arrCars);
JavaScript to JSON

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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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Unknown said...

As a note, JSON.parse is native in modern browsers & json2.js is helpful for older browsers.

You can see @cowboy's blog post for more details

~/Elijah Manor

Suprotim Agarwal said...

Yep! Thanks for adding that comment Elijah. Here's some more info:

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Suprotim Agarwal said...

Curry is a spice mixture of widely varying compositions. My site is called devcurry since it is a mixture of ideas, experiments and thoughts for developers to cook ;)

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Fuzzy said...

the returned string isnt json...

CoursesWeb said...

The link to get the json2.js file seems not work, the page: returns 404 error. But it can be downloaded from:
In modern browsers, the JSON.stringify() works without json2.js .

Anonymous said...

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kapil goutam said...

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