class JSON::Builder

Overview

A JSON builder generates valid JSON.

A JSON::Error is raised if attempting to generate an invalid JSON (for example, if invoking #end_array without a matching #start_array, or trying to use a non-string value as an object's field name).

Defined in:

json/builder.cr

Constructors

Instance Method Summary

Instance methods inherited from class Reference

==(other : self)
==(other)
==
, dup dup, hash hash, inspect(io : IO) : Nil inspect, object_id : UInt64 object_id, pretty_print(pp) : Nil pretty_print, same?(other : Reference)
same?(other : Nil)
same?
, to_s(io : IO) : Nil to_s

Constructor methods inherited from class Reference

new new

Instance methods inherited from class Object

!=(other) !=, !~(other) !~, ==(other) ==, ===(other : JSON::Any)
===(other : YAML::Any)
===(other)
===
, =~(other) =~, class class, dup dup, hash hash, inspect(io : IO)
inspect
inspect
, itself itself, not_nil! not_nil!, pretty_inspect(width = 79, newline = "\n", indent = 0) : String pretty_inspect, pretty_print(pp : PrettyPrint) : Nil pretty_print, tap(&block) tap, to_json(io : IO)
to_json
to_json
, to_pretty_json(indent : String = " ")
to_pretty_json(io : IO, indent : String = " ")
to_pretty_json
, to_s
to_s(io : IO)
to_s
, to_yaml(io : IO)
to_yaml
to_yaml
, try(&block) try, unsafe_as(type : T.class) forall T unsafe_as

Constructor methods inherited from class Object

from_json(string_or_io, root : String) : self
from_json(string_or_io) : self
from_json
, from_yaml(string_or_io) : self from_yaml

Constructor Detail

def self.new(io : IO) #

Creates a JSON::Builder that will write to the given IO.


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Instance Method Detail

def array(&block) #

Writes the start of an array, invokes the block, and the writes the end of it.


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def bool(value : Bool) #

Writes a boolean value.


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def document(&block) #

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def end_array #

Writes the end of an array.


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def end_document : Nil #

Signals the end of a JSON document.


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def end_object #

Writes the end of an object.


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def field(name, value) #

Writes an object's field and value. The field's name is first converted to a String by invoking to_s on it.


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def field(name, &block) #

Writes an object's field and then invokes the block. This is equivalent of invoking #string(value) and then invoking the block.


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def flush #

Flushes the underlying IO.


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def indent=(string : String) #

Sets the indent string.


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def indent=(level : Int) #

Sets the indent level (number of spaces).


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def null #

Writes a #null value.


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def number(number : Float) #

Writes a float.


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def number(number : Int) #

Writes an integer.


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def object(&block) #

Writes the start of an object, invokes the block, and the writes the end of it.


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def raw(string : String) #

Writes a raw value, considered a scalar, directly into the IO without processing. This is the only method that might lead to invalid JSON being generated, so you must be sure that string contains a valid JSON string.


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def scalar(value : Nil) #

Writes a scalar value.


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def scalar(value : Bool) #

Writes a scalar value.


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def scalar(value : Int | Float) #

Writes a scalar value.


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def scalar(value : String) #

Writes a scalar value.


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def start_array #

Writes the start of an array.


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def start_document #

Starts a document.


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def start_object #

Writes the start of an object.


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def string(value) #

Writes a string. The given value is first converted to a String by invoking to_s on it.

This method can also be used to write the name of an object field.


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