String To Enum Conversion [C#]

This example shows how to convert enum values to string and reversely.

Enum to string

To convert enum to string use simply Enum.ToString method.

[C#]
Animal animal = Animal.Cat;
string str = animal.ToString();  // "Cat"

String to enum

To convert string to enum use static method Enum.Parse. Parameters of this method are enum type, the string value and optionally indicator to ignore case.

[C#]
string str = "Dog";
Animal animal = (Animal)Enum.Parse(typeof(Animal), str);  // Animal.Dog
Animal animal = (Animal)Enum.Parse(typeof(Animal), str, true); // case insensitive


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