Friday, 25 April 2014

Passing Objects in JSON through ViewBag

Below is an example of how to pass a collection of objects in JSON format through ViewBag.
List<Student> studentsList = new List<Student>();
studentsList = GetStudents();
ViewBag.Students = System.Web.Helpers.Json.Encode(studentsList);
We use System.Web.Helpers.Json.Encode() function to do the formatting and on the view, we just need to render the passed content like this:

A different way to do this is by passing the collection directly through ViewBag
ViewBag.Students = studentsList;
then we do the formatting on the view
However this way is less efficient than the earlier one.

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