A simple tool to resolve objects / trees of objects when encoding / decoding json

1.0.0 2018-04-09 07:49 UTC

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Last update: 2022-07-24 14:28:51 UTC


JsonResolver is a simple class that enables you to recursively encode / decode a tree of objects to json without having to deal with stdClasses.

This is being achieved by simply injecting the original class into the json as "json_resolve_class" property.


JsonResolver can be installed via. composer:

    "require": {
        "gries/json-resolver": "dev-master"


Every plain php object is supported the only requirement is that \JsonSerializeable is implemented.

Current features:

  • automatically decodes objects back to their previous classes.
  • automatically decodes related objects back to their previous classes if they implement the \JsonSerializeable interface.
  • automatically decodes arrays / traversable related objects if their values implement the \JsonSerializeable interface.
  • has a fallback method for objects that have not been previously encoded with the JsonResolver

example usage


$book = new Book(); // JsonSerializeable
$author = new Author(); // JsonSerializeable
$author->addBook($book);    // author has a property books that is a array or TraversableInterface

$resolver = new JsonResolver();

$json = $resolver->encode($author);
$author = $resolver->decode($json);

get_class($author); // Author
get_class($author->getBooks()->getFirst()); // Book

For further examples see the examples section.