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UriJsonSource Class

Associates a JsonDataSource object with JSON data retrieved from a web service endpoint or a text file.

Namespace: DevExpress.DataAccess.Json

Assembly: DevExpress.DataAccess.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.DataAccess

Declaration

public class UriJsonSource :
    JsonSourceBase

Remarks

You can add path parameters, query parameters, or header parameters to the UriJsonSource to customize requests to a JSON web service endpoint.

The following example demonstrates how to populate the JsonDataSource with data from a web-service endpoint.

using DevExpress.DataAccess.Json;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
public static JsonDataSource CreateDataSourceFromWeb() {
    var jsonDataSource = new JsonDataSource();
    // Specify the endpoint.
    jsonDataSource.JsonSource = new UriJsonSource(
        new Uri("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DevExpress-Examples/DataSources/master/JSON/customers.json"));
var root = new JsonSchemaNode();
root.NodeType = JsonNodeType.Object;

var customers = new JsonSchemaNode() {NodeType=JsonNodeType.Array, Name="Customers", Selected=true };
customers.AddChildren(new[] {
    new JsonSchemaNode(new JsonNode("CustomerID", true,
    JsonNodeType.Property, typeof(string))) 
    { 
    DisplayName = "Customer ID" },
    new JsonSchemaNode() {
        Name =  "CompanyName",
        Selected = true,
        NodeType = JsonNodeType.Property,
        Type = typeof(string)
    },
    new JsonSchemaNode(new JsonNode("ContactTitle", true, JsonNodeType.Property, typeof(string))),
    new JsonSchemaNode(new JsonNode("Address", false, JsonNodeType.Property, typeof(string)))
});

root.AddChildren(customers);
jsonDataSource.Schema = root;
            // The schema is built, you do not have to call the Fill method to populate the Field List.
            // The Designer calls the Fill method automatically when a document is generated for preview.
            //jsonDataSource.Fill();
            return jsonDataSource;
        }

The following example demonstrates how to populate the JsonDataSource with JSON data from a file.

using DevExpress.DataAccess.Json;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
public static JsonDataSource CreateDataSourceFromFile() {
    var jsonDataSource = new JsonDataSource();
    // Specify the JSON file name.
    Uri fileUri = new Uri("customers.json", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute);
    jsonDataSource.JsonSource = new UriJsonSource(fileUri);
    // Populate the data source with data.
    jsonDataSource.Fill();
    return jsonDataSource;
}

Inheritance

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