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C# in a Nutshell by Peter Drayton, Ted Neward, Ben Albahari

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Name

Enum

Synopsis

This is the base class for all enumerations. In C#, you can use the enum keyword to create an enumeration type consisting of named constants and their values. By default, the underlying type used for enumeration elements is Int32, but you can use any integer data type.

public abstract class Enum : ValueType : IComparable, IFormattable, IConvertible {
// Protected Constructors
   protected method Enum();  
// Public Static Methods
   public static method string Format(Type enumType, 
        object value, string format);  
   public static method string GetName(Type enumType, 
        object value);  
   public static method string[] GetNames(Type enumType);  
   public static method Type GetUnderlyingType(
        Type enumType);  
   public static method Array GetValues(Type enumType);  
   public static method bool IsDefined(Type enumType, 
        object value);  
   public static method object Parse(Type enumType, 
        string value);  
   public static method object Parse(Type enumType, 
        string value, bool ignoreCase);  
   public static method object ToObject(Type enumType, 
        byte value);  
   public static method object ToObject(Type enumType, 
        short value);  
   public static method object ToObject(Type enumType, 
        int value);  
   public static method object ToObject(Type enumType, 
        long value);  
   public static method object ToObject(Type enumType, 
        object value);  
   public static method object ToObject(Type enumType, 
        sbyte value);  
   public static method object ToObject(Type enumType, 
        ushort value);  
   public static method object ToObject(Type enumType, 
        uint value); public ...

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