JavaScriptSerializer::ConvertToType Method (Object^, Type^)

.NET Framework (current version)

Converts the specified object to the specified type.

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

Object^ ConvertToType(
	Object^ obj,
	Type^ targetType


Type: System::Object^

The object to convert.

Type: System::Type^

The type to convert the object to.

Return Value

Type: System::Object^

The serialized JSON string.

Exception Condition

The resulting JSON-formatted string exceeds the value of MaxJsonLength.


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.


The recursion limit defined by RecursionLimit was exceeded.

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-formatted 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
Available since 4.0
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