How To Convert JSON Object to Control Chart Object RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to pass the reference of a Control Chart object through JSON to my codebehind using Page Methods.  I've created a JSON object, but I'm guessing it's probably not defined correctly.  On top of that, I don't know how to reference it in my webmethod -- I'm receiving it as an object, but when I try to convert/cast it to a Chart control, I get the following error message:

    Unable to cast object of type 'System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2[System.String,System.Object]' to type 'System.Web.UI.DataVisualization.Charting.Chart'.

    My chart declaration is barebones:

    <asp:Chart id="chFA1SM1" runat="server"></asp:Chart>

    My javascript looks like:

    function getData() {
                ct = {"ID": "chFA1SM1"};
                PageMethods.getData(ct, function (returnValue) {
                    alert(returnValue.Name + ":" + returnValue.Value);

    And my webmethod codebehind:

            public static void getData(object ct)
                Chart chrt = (Chart)ct;

    Help me C# forum community, you're my only hope...

    Sunday, January 26, 2014 3:57 PM

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  • Hi Puffster,

    In my opinion, this thread is related to ASP.NET forum. This forum is to discuss problems about C# programming. So please post thread on ASP.NET forum for more effective response. Thank you for understanding. Please refer to the following link.


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    Monday, January 27, 2014 7:51 AM
  • Just reposted it, thanks for the suggestion.  The reason I posted it here is because I believe the issue is syntactical -- once the object is getting passed into my C# code behind, I'm not sure how to convert it into a Control Chart to work with...but let's see what happens!!

    Have a Great Week!!

    Monday, January 27, 2014 6:24 PM