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Razor MVC Populating Javascript array with Model Array

I’m trying to load a JavaScript array with an array from my model. Its seems to me that this should be possible.

Neither of the below ways work.

Cannot create a JavaScript loop and increment through Model Array with JavaScript variable

for(var j=0; j<255; j++)
{
    jsArray = (@(Model.data[j])));
}

Cannot create a Razor loop, JavaScript is out of scope

@foreach(var d in Model.data)
{
    jsArray = d;
}

I can get it to work with

var jsdata = @Html.Raw(Json.Encode(Model.data)); 

But I don’t know why I should have to use JSON.

Also while at the moment I’m restricting this to 255 bytes. In the future it could run into many MBs.

Answer

This is possible, you just need to loop through the razor collection

<script type="text/javascript">

    var myArray = [];

    @foreach (var d in Model.data)
    {
        @:myArray.push("@d");
    }

    alert(myArray);

</script>

Hope this helps