Thursday, November 27, 2008

Enum can now have method

Thanks to Extension method.

Have you ever programmed against enum in the .NEt framework. Have you realized that the .NEt enum is not as efficient as other enum living in other platforms like the Java Land. Still the .NET enum is suffering from advance ways of using constants. An .NET enum cannot even have a method (Thats how bad it is) this is referred to constants specific method in Java.

But with the method extension in the .NET framework 3.5, we can pro grammatically extend an enum with methods that makes us think that they are actually defined within the enum scope.

public enum MyEnum

public static string RealName(this enum myEnum)
return Enum.GetName(typeof(MyName), myEnum);

MyEnum enn = MyEnum.Name,


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