C# – How to change property names when serializing with Json.net


I have some data in a C# DataSet object. I can serialize it right now using a Json.net converter like this

DataSet data = new DataSet();
// do some work here to populate 'data'
string output = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(data);

However, this uses the property names from data when printing to the .json file. I would like to change the property names to be something different (say, change 'foo' to 'bar').

In the Json.net documentation, under 'Serializing and Deserializing JSON' → 'Serialization Attributes' it says "JsonPropertyAttribute… allows the name to be customized". But there is no example. Does anyone know how to use a JsonPropertyAttribute to change the property name to something else?

(Direct link to documentation)

Json.net's documentation seems to be sparse. If you have a great example I'll try to get it added to the official documentation.

Best Solution

You could decorate the property you wish controlling its name with the [JsonProperty] attribute which allows you to specify a different name:

using Newtonsoft.Json;
// ...

[JsonProperty(PropertyName = "FooBar")]
public string Foo { get; set; }

Documentation: Serialization Attributes