Json viewer for debugging in Visual Studio 2010

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.



7 Replies to “Json viewer for debugging in Visual Studio 2010”

  1. Was there any trick to getting the visualizer working under Visual Studio 2010? I’ve tried instaling as described in the readme, also copying all .dlls to the visualizers directory as you said above, but I’m still not seeing the JSON visualizer in Visual Studio.

    1. No trick, JsonVisualizer.dll goes in here %USERPROFILE%My DocumentsVisual Studio 2010Visualizers and the other 3 files go here %ProgramFiles(x86)%Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0Common7IDE Restart VS2010 and you should be good.

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