RPM1984 RPM1984 - 2 months ago 18
C# Question

AutoMapper Map If Not Null, Otherwise Custom Convert

Here's my code:

Mapper.CreateMap<Foo, Foo2>()
.ForMember(dest => dest.Bar, opt => opt.MapFrom(src => src.Bar == null ? new BarViewModel() : src.Bar))


Basically, "BarViewModel" has a parameterless ctor which sets up properties in the class.

So i'm trying to say to AutoMapper:


If the value is null, then use the ctor for the class. otherwise use the mapping you have in place


The above is giving me a C# compiler error. And i'm guessing a cast wouldn't work either.

So is there a AutoMapper trick to do this?

Worst case i could remove that mapping for that property, and just do:

var mapped = Mapper.Map<Foo,Foo2>(src);
if (mapped.Bar == null) mapped.Bar = new BarViewModel();


But that's a tad ugly.

Ideas?

Answer

You can use custom value resolver. The following should work:

Mapper.CreateMap<Foo, Foo2>()
   .ForMember(dest => dest.Bar, opt => opt.ResolveUsing(src => src.Bar == null ? new Bar() : Mapper.Map<Bar,Bar2>(src.Bar)))
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