Json root as array fails R# validation

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R# is reporting JSON structures with an array as the root element as invalid: "JSON validation failed: Expression must be of type 'object'."


    "prop1": "",
    "prop2": "",
    "prop3": ""

Is there a reason why R# considers an array as the root object of a JSON structure as invalid?



Angelina Elycheva
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This happens to be a known issue - https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/RSRP-464833.

You are welcome to comment or vote for it.

Thank you.

The linked issue is from 5 years ago. However, this issue appears to have surfaced in VS 2022. In VS 2019/17, the same JSON is not marked as invalid by R#.

Why would this be a known issue from 5+ years ago that is only present in VS 2022, but not the prior 2 or 3 versions?

Angelina Elycheva



Sorry for the delay in responding.

Could you please provide some sample solution in whicht the problem is reproduced? Please also provide screenshots how it looks for you in VS 2022 and VS 2019.

Thank you.


Well, I provided the sample JSON that was failing a few months ago. The latest updates to R# seems to fixed the issue, yet again.


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