Mark LeMoine Mark LeMoine - 1 month ago 6
C# Question

How to get an array of all enum values in C#?

I have an enum that I'd like to display all possible values of. Is there a way to get an array or list of all the possible values of the enum instead of manually creating such a list? e.g. If I have an enum:

public enum Enumnum { TypeA, TypeB, TypeC, TypeD }


how would I be able to get a
List<Enumnum>
that contains
{ TypeA, TypeB, TypeC, TypeD }
?

Answer

This gets you a plain array of the enum values using Enum.GetValues:

var valuesAsArray = Enum.GetValues(typeof(Enumnum));

And this gets you a generic list:

var valuesAsList = Enum.GetValues(typeof(Enumnum)).Cast<Enumnum>().ToList();