Another helpful Enum method

If you are a C# programmer, chances are that you are using Enum.Parse somewhere in your code. You must be knowing that Enum.Parse throws an exception if you pass an object which is not a member of the enumeration. There are two ways in which you can handle this exception. You either adorn the call to Enum.Parse with try-catch block or use Enum.IsDefined.

I like the latter for obvious reasons. Enum.IsDefined checks if the given object is a valid member of the given enumeration type. If it is, returns true. false, otherwise. So simple, yet so powerful.

Use it and admire it.


One thought on “Another helpful Enum method

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