When dealing with XML in Visual Studio, it’s really nice debugging it. You hover over the variable and click XML Visualizer.
However, the same can’t be said for dealing with JSON. So I went searching the extension library in Visual Studio 2010 where I’ve got a plethora of other useful tools (mainly around syntax highlighting).. no dice.
A quick google later, and i’ve downloaded http://jsonviewer.codeplex.com/.
The files need to be copied to the following locations;
JsonVisualizer.dll – %USERPROFILE%My DocumentsVisual Studio 2010Visualizers
JsonViewer.dll – %ProgramFiles(x86)%Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0Common7IDE
Newtonsoft.Json.dll – – %ProgramFiles(x86)%Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0Common7IDE
i’ve now got a shiny new JSON viewer for debugging with.