Enumerate an enumeration!


A quick way to find all of the values of an enumeration (that Microsoft may have not completely documented).

System.Enum.GetNames returns an array of strings with the names

System.Enum.Parse looks up the numeric value using the string name


This example lists the value of a SharePoint enumeration named SpBasePermissions:


C# example:

//show name, decimal and hex
foreach (string enumName in Enum.GetNames(typeof(SPBasePermissions)))
    Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Item: {0,-25} Value: {1,20} {1,20:X}",
        enumName, (ulong)Enum.Parse(typeof(SPBasePermissions), enumName)));


VB.Net example:

For Each enumName As String In [Enum].GetNames(GetType(SPBasePermissions))
    Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Item: {0,-23} Value: {1,20:D} {1,20:X}", _
        enumName, [Enum].Parse(GetType(SPBasePermissions), enumName)))




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