C# – Enum String Name from Value


I have an enum construct like this:

public enum EnumDisplayStatus
    None    = 1,
    Visible = 2,
    Hidden  = 3,
    MarkedForDeletion = 4

In my database, the enumerations are referenced by value. My question is, how can I turn the number representation of the enum back to the string name.

For example, given 2 the result should be Visible.

Best Solution

You can convert the int back to an enumeration member with a simple cast, and then call ToString():

int value = GetValueFromDb();
var enumDisplayStatus = (EnumDisplayStatus)value;
string stringValue = enumDisplayStatus.ToString();