Past as JSON

In today’s API economy, we are always dealing with some piece of JSON in and out. We also prefer strongly typed serialisations/deserialisations for better practices. This not only helps overall programming experience, but also abstracts DTO in a very productive way.

In this context, when it comes to productivity, I think one of the best productivity features Visual Studio offers is the following

  1. Copy some JSON from Internet etc
  2. Create a new Class
  3. Go to Edit from top menu
  4. Select Paste Special
  5. Select Paste JSON as Classes

Now you have classes and fields generated from a valid JSON snippet. Visual Studio does run a tiny validator and shows an error if JSON you are pasting is not a valid one…

Happy integrations…


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