Controller.Json Method (Object, String, Encoding, JsonRequestBehavior)

Creates a JsonResult object that serializes the specified object to JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format using the content type, content encoding, and the JSON request behavior.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)


Protected Friend Overridable Function Json ( _
    data As Object, _
    contentType As String, _
    contentEncoding As Encoding, _
    behavior As JsonRequestBehavior _
) As JsonResult
protected internal virtual JsonResult Json(
    Object data,
    string contentType,
    Encoding contentEncoding,
    JsonRequestBehavior behavior
protected public:
virtual JsonResult^ Json(
    Object^ data, 
    String^ contentType, 
    Encoding^ contentEncoding, 
    JsonRequestBehavior behavior


  • data
    Type: System.Object
    The JavaScript object graph to serialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.JsonResult
The result object that serializes the specified object to JSON format.


The data in the data parameter must be serializable. The JavaScriptSerializer class is used to serialize the object. The result object that is prepared by this method is written to the response by the MVC framework when the object is executed.

See Also


Controller Class

Json Overload

System.Web.Mvc Namespace