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Can't process json data

11:30 pm on Nov 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to parse a simple JSON string
[{"url":"http://loyalty.bosselman.com/Home/tabid/57/Default.aspx","position":"0","roles":"All Users;Administrators;"}]

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When I run this code

var baseUrl = "http://loyalty.bosselman.com/DesktopModules/MyServices/API/Welcome/GetMenu?key";

WebClient client = new WebClient();
var data = client.DownloadString(baseUrl);

var obj = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(data);

JObject job = JObject.Parse(obj.ToString());

foreach (JProperty prop in job.Properties())
I get this error

Error reading JObject from JsonReader. Current JsonReader item is not an object: StartArray. Path '', line 1, position 1.

If I inspect my obj element it looks like this

"[{\"url\":\"http://loyalty.bosselman.com/Home/tabid/57/Default.aspx\",\"position\":\"0\",\"roles\":\"All Users;Administrators;\"}]"

I'm not sure why the \" are getting in there and obj.replace("\\", ""); does not remove them. What am I doing wrong?
4:33 pm on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)


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When you are inspecting the string the \" are seeing are the escaped ". The slash are not actually in the string.