Function to Parse a Microsoft JSON DateTime returned from a WCF service in JavaScript

  • July 4, 2010
  • James Skemp
When a DateTime is converted to JSON in a WCF Web service (WebHttp in this particular case) it's semi-difficult to convert that to something we can use when we return the date to a client via JavaScript. For example: "LastPlayed":"\/Date(1278187099000-0400)\/" After almost an hour of research and goofing around with this, I've come up with the following, which seems to work just fine on Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.6, and Chrome 5.

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Tutorial: ASP.NET (C#) WCF WebHttp service with jQuery: Part 3 - Pulling JSON with jQuery

  • June 25, 2010
  • James Skemp
See the table of contents for more information. In this series we’ve started with a new loan class, that contains information about a loan, including the total amount due, how much is to be paid per payment, the interest rate, and etcetera. A method is available that will generate information about the number of payments required to pay off the loan. In the second part we created a WCF WebHttp service, or a WCF REST service, to use the class/assembly from that loan object and return XML data for GET requests.

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