ILT – How to convert string to enum in C#

15-08-2012

How to convert a value to an enum?

How to find the matching enum value?

Convert object to enum?

How to use Enum.Parse method?

Solution:
Use the Enum.Parse method as shown below to convert your value to the appropriate enumerator type.

Enum declaration – for explanation

// enum declaration - for explanation

    public enum UNIT
    {
        g, kg, ml,L,m,cm
    }

Actual casting

// Create a String Variable

String stringValue = "cm";

// Get the matching enum type value

UNIT myUnit = (UNIT)Enum.Parse(typeof(UNIT), stringValue);

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