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Enum parsing in C#

January 21, 2006

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Enum parsing in C#

Frequently, you will have a situation where you store the string representation of an enumerated value in a file or database, and when it is retrieved you have to re-assign it to a variable that is of the enumerated type. You can do this as follows:

public enum MyEnumeratedType
{
     Foo = 0, Bar = 1
}

MyEnumeratedType enumVariable = (MyEnumeratedType) Enum.Parse(typeof(MyEnumeratedType), “Bar”, true);

With all due respect to Anders, this is NUTS!!! I wish there was a simpler way…

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