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Enumeration in c#                                      

The enum keyword is used to declare an enumeration, a distinct type consisting of a set of named constants called the enumerator list. It is user defined data types. Every enumeration type has an underlying type, which can be any integral type except char. The default underlying type of the enumeration elements is int. By default, the first enumerator has the value 0, and the value of each successive enumerator is increased by 1

How use enum keyword in our program

Example 1:

enum Days { Sat = 1, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri };

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


   int x = (int)Days.Sun;



Enums have these benefits:

·         They restrict the values that the enum variable can take.

·         They force you to think about all the possible values that the enum can take.

·         They are a constant rather than a number, increasing readability of the source code

Enumeration Concept

By Uttam Misra on   5 years ago


By John Smith on   5 years ago
Yes very useful.

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