Now that I get a response, I want to deserialize it


Thanks to everyone who helped me to successfully issue requests to the API! I will continue working on making my code more secure using OAuth. In the meantime, I want to start working with the data I get back. Are there predefined objects in a library somewhere that I can deserialize to? I have looked but have found nothing but it must be I am not searching well, as I would think everyone does this.

For example, if my response json looks like this:
“data”: [
“text”: “added to Things To Buy”,
“created_at”: “2011-12-21T23:23:01.259Z”,
“type”: “system”,
“id”: 2001,
“created_by”: {
“id”: 5678,
“name”: “Greg Sanchez”
“text”: “Again? Wow, we really go through this stuff fast.”,
“created_at”: “2012-01-02T21:32:40.112Z”,
“type”: “comment”,
“id”: 2002,
“created_by”: {
“id”: 1234,
“name”: “Tim Bizarro”

I want to serialize it like this:
Story story = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(json);
And then access the individual members of the story object.

Specifically, my goal is to present in a memoedit control in my application all the Notes that have been entered into asana.

Thanks for any help/doc/samples, etc.


I’ve deserialized it. It was more trivial than I thought:

public class MyClassX
    public List<RootObjectX> data { get; set; }
public class RootObjectX
    public string id { get; set; }
    public string created_at { get; set; }
    public CreatedBy created_by { get; set; }
    public string text { get; set; }
    public string type { get; set; }
public class CreatedBy
    public string id { get; set; }
    public string name { get; set; }

My question now is…I am looping through my response like so:

        var myClass = new System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer().Deserialize<MyClassX>(response);
        foreach (var item in
            Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0}", item.text));

And I see all the text. I only want the text that is actually a note. For example, I don’t want: “added mmock as a follower”. I do want “Called Bob and left a message, looking to schedule electrical work.” Is there someway to differentiate between the “notes” that get generated as a byproduct of assigning a task to a person, etc and “notes” that are the user typing in the “write a comment” field?


I see now these are type comment vs system. Thanks.


Hey you can keep only stories with type: comment

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