C# – Get property value from string using reflection


I am trying implement the Data transformation using Reflection1 example in my code.

The GetSourceValue function has a switch comparing various types, but I want to remove these types and properties and have GetSourceValue get the value of the property using only a single string as the parameter. I want to pass a class and property in the string and resolve the value of the property.

Is this possible?

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Best Solution

 public static object GetPropValue(object src, string propName)
     return src.GetType().GetProperty(propName).GetValue(src, null);

Of course, you will want to add validation and whatnot, but that is the gist of it.