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Incorrect response on API call Microsoft.Insights/components when subscription do not contain any application insights components

If calling the api endpoint for listing all Application insights components in a subscription and there is none, the returned json is [] (an empty array)


This will not be deserializeable by the client since it expects an object (not an array) and will thus throw an exception.

Using the Management c# nuget package (Microsoft.Azure.Management.ApplicationInsights v 0.2.0-preview) will show this by throwing the exception below

Newtonsoft.Json.JsonSerializationException: Cannot deserialize the current JSON array (e.g. [1,2,3]) into type 'Microsoft.Azure.Management.ApplicationInsights.Management.Models.Page`1[Microsoft.Azure.Management.ApplicationInsights.Management.Models.ApplicationInsightsComponent]' because the type requires a JSON object (e.g. {"name":"value"}) to deserialize correctly.
To fix this error either change the JSON to a JSON object (e.g. {"name":"value"}) or change the deserialized type to an array or a type that implements a collection interface (e.g. ICollection, IList) like List<T> that can be deserialized from a JSON array. JsonArrayAttribute can also be added to the type to force it to deserialize from a JSON array.
Path '', line 1, position 1.
at Newtonsoft.Json.Serialization.JsonSerializerInternalReader.EnsureArrayContract(JsonReader reader, Type objectType, JsonContract contract)
at Newtonsoft.Json.Serialization.JsonSerializerInternalReader.CreateList(JsonReader reader, Type objectType, JsonContract contract, JsonProperty member, Object existingValue, String id)
at Newtonsoft.Json.Serialization.JsonSerializerInternalReader.Deserialize(JsonReader reader, Type objectType, Boolean checkAdditionalContent)
at Newtonsoft.Json.JsonSerializer.DeserializeInternal(JsonReader reader, Type objectType)
at Microsoft.Rest.Serialization.SafeJsonConvert.DeserializeObject[T](String json, JsonSerializerSettings settings)
at Microsoft.Azure.Management.ApplicationInsights.Management.ComponentsOperations.<ListWithHttpMessagesAsync>d__5.MoveNext()

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