Extension methods

Extension methods are static methods that can be invoked using the instance method syntax. In effect, extension methods make it possible for us to extend existing types and constructed types with additional methods.

For example, we can define an extension method as follows:

    public static class MyExtensions
        public static bool IsCandy(this Product p)
            if (p.ProductName.IndexOf("candy") >= 0)
                return true;
                return false;

In this example, the static method IsCandy takes a this parameter of the Product type and searches for the string candy inside the product name. If it finds a match, it assumes this is a candy product and returns true. Otherwise, it returns false, meaning this is not a candy product.

Because all extension ...

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