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October 15, 2009

How to return a string array from an enum in C#?

Filed under: C# (C-Sharp) — J. Abram barneck @ 5:54 am

So I have a enum and I want to pass it to a ComboBox, so I need it to be an array of strings.

Well, this was much more simple than I thought:

public static string[] EnumToStringArray(Type inType)
{
	return Enum.GetNames(typeof(inType));
}

I found a few sites that were taking some much more complex routes, maybe they didn’t know about this feature.

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2 Comments »

  1. I unable to find the method Enum.GetNames. I can see only GetName method. It returns only string instead of String[]. Do you have any inputs for me ?

    Comment by Dhinesh babu — July 27, 2010 @ 11:48 pm | Reply


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