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.NET – JSON serialization of enum as string

Posted by: admin October 27, 2018 Leave a comment


I have a class that contains an enum property, and upon serializing the object using JavaScriptSerializer, my json result contains the integer value of the enumeration rather than its string “name”. Is there a way to get the enum as a string in my json without having to create a custom JavaScriptConverter? Perhaps there’s an attribute that I could decorate the enum definition, or object property, with?

As an example:

enum Gender { Male, Female }

class Person
    int Age { get; set; }
    Gender Gender { get; set; }

Desired json result:

{ "Age": 35, "Gender": "Male" }