Helpers/ConvertFrom-JsonToHashtable.ps1

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<#
Copyright 2014 ASOS.com Limited
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at
    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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#>



function ConvertFrom-JsonToHashtable {

<#
    .SYNOPSIS
        Helper function to take a JSON string and turn it into a hashtable
    .DESCRIPTION
        The built in ConvertFrom-Json file produces as PSCustomObject that has case-insensitive keys. This means that
        if the JSON string has different keys but of the same name, e.g. 'size' and 'Size' the comversion will fail.
        Additionally to turn a PSCustomObject into a hashtable requires another function to perform the operation.
        This function does all the work in step using the JavaScriptSerializer .NET class
 
    .EXAMPLE
        ConvertFrom-JsonToHashtable $JSON
#>


    [CmdletBinding()]
    param(
        [Parameter(Mandatory)]
        [AllowNull()]
        [string]$InputObject,

        # Switch to denote that the returning object should be case sensitive
        [switch]
        $casesensitive
    )

    # Perform a test to determine if the inputobject is null, if it is then return an empty hash table
    if ([String]::IsNullOrEmpty($InputObject)) {
        $dict = @{}
    } else {

        # load the required dll
        [void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Web.Extensions")
        $deserializer = New-Object -TypeName System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer
        $deserializer.MaxJsonLength = [int]::MaxValue
        $dict = $deserializer.DeserializeObject($InputObject)

        # If the caseinsensitve is false then make the dictionary case insensitive
        if ($casesensitive -eq $false) {
            $dict = New-Object "System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary[System.String, System.Object]"($dict, [StringComparer]::OrdinalIgnoreCase)
        }

    }

    return $dict
}