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JavaScriptSerializer.Serialize Method (Object, StringBuilder)

Serializes an object and writes the resulting JSON string to the specified StringBuilder object.

Namespace:  System.Web.Script.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Web.Extensions (in System.Web.Extensions.dll)

public void Serialize(
	Object obj,
	StringBuilder output
)

Parameters

obj
Type: System.Object
The object to serialize.
output
Type: System.Text.StringBuilder
The StringBuilder object that is used to write the JSON string.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The resulting JSON string exceeds the value of MaxJsonLength.

-or-

obj contains a circular reference. A circular reference occurs when a child object has a reference to a parent object, and the parent object has a reference to the child object.

ArgumentException

The recursion limit defined by RecursionLimit was exceeded.

ArgumentNullException

output is null.

When the JavaScriptSerializer instance is serializing a type for which a custom converter is registered, the serializer calls the Serialize method to obtain the dictionary of name/value pairs that will be converted to a JSON string.

The Serialize method can also throw exceptions if the object graph is too complex, or if registered instances of JavaScriptConverter have caused converter recursion.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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