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GetDisplayName

Returns the display name of an Enum from the Description attribute in the enum. E.g:
public enum PlanStatus {
[Description("Plan In Review")]
InReview = 20
}
PlanStatus.InReview.GetDisplayName(); // -> "Plan In Review"

Syntax:

public static string GetDisplayName(
this Enum value
)

Parameters:

Parameter
Description
value
Type: Enum The enum value on which the extension is called and for which the display name will be returned.

Return Value:

The display name string associated with the enum value. If the value has no Description attribute, null is returned.

GetFlags

Returns all flags that are set for a flagged enum value. E.g:
[Flags]
public Permissions
{
Login = 1,
Read = 2,
Write = 4,
Execute = 8
}
var userPermissions = Permissions.Login | Permissions.Read | Permissions.Write;
foreach (Permissions permission in userPermissions.GetFlags())
{
// do something with the individual permission
}

Syntax:

public static IEnumerable<Enum> GetFlags(
this Enum input
)

Parameters:

Parameter
Description
input
Type: Enum The enum value on which the extension is called and for which the flags will be returned.

Return Value:

An IEnumerable<Enum> which enumerates all flags that are set in the input value.