JSON Viewer using C# .NET - Render JSON

JSON, being very much human-readable and structured data format, it is widely used in the programming world. It is often required to view or share JSON data in a proper format. There comes the need to render JSON files as other document formats like PDF, PNG, JPG, or HTML. This article explains the basic way to view JSON files using simple C# code.

JSON File Viewer – .NET API

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET is a document viewer API and allows rendering various file formats into PDF, HTML, and image formats like JPG and PNG within the .NET application. I will use it in examples to view a JSON file by rendering it to PDF formats using C#.

You can download the DLLs or MSI installer from the downloads section or install the API in your .NET application via NuGet.

PM> Install-Package GroupDocs.Viewer

JSON File Viewer using C#

The API allows rendering JSON files to render as PDF, JPG, PNG, and HTML formats. Here, you will only see how to render it as a PDF. The following are the step to view JSON files by rendering these to PDF.

  • Load the JSON file using the Viewer class.
  • Use the PDF View Options to define the output path and settings.
  • Call the View() method with set options to get the JSON file in PDF output.

The following C# source code renders the JSON file as PDF:

Get a Free API License

You can get a free temporary license to use the API without the evaluation limitations to build an online JSON file viewer.


To sum up, you just learned the basics of how to view JSON files within the .NET application using C#. Further, we will soon discuss how to render JSON files as JPG, PNG, and HTML.

You can learn more about the API regarding building your own JSON viewer from the below links.

Build Your Own JSON Viewer .NET Application

Here are some important links that will help you in building your own JSON viewer .NET application.

Features | Documentation | API Reference

Running Examples – Source Code | Forum | Release Notes

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