Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   38 times

I have a class called Questions (plural). In this class there is an enum called Question (singular) which looks like this.

public enum Question
    Role = 2,
    ProjectFunding = 3,
    TotalEmployee = 4,
    NumberOfServers = 5,
    TopBusinessConcern = 6

In the Questions class I have a get(int foo) function that returns a Questions object for that foo. Is there an easy way to get the integer value off the enum so I can do something like this Questions.Get(Question.Role)?



Just cast the enum, e.g.

int something = (int) Question.Role;

The above will work for the vast majority of enums you see in the wild, as the default underlying type for an enum is int.

However, as cecilphillip points out, enums can have different underlying types. If an enum is declared as a uint, long, or ulong, it should be cast to the type of the enum; e.g. for

enum StarsInMilkyWay:long {Sun = 1, V645Centauri = 2 .. Wolf424B = 2147483649};

you should use

long something = (long)StarsInMilkyWay.Wolf424B;
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

From an int:

YourEnum foo = (YourEnum)yourInt;

From a string:

YourEnum foo = (YourEnum) Enum.Parse(typeof(YourEnum), yourString);

// The foo.ToString().Contains(",") check is necessary for enumerations marked with an [Flags] attribute
if (!Enum.IsDefined(typeof(YourEnum), foo) && !foo.ToString().Contains(","))
    throw new InvalidOperationException($"{yourString} is not an underlying value of the YourEnum enumeration.")


From number you can also

YourEnum foo = (YourEnum)Enum.ToObject(typeof(YourEnum) , yourInt);
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

Guessing about 'why' is always dangerous, but consider this:

enum Direction { North =1, East = 2, South = 4, West = 8 }
Direction ne = Direction.North | Direction.East;

int value = (int) ne; // value == 3
string text = ne.ToString();  // text == "3"

When the [Flags] attribute is put in front of the enum, that last line changes to

string text = ne.ToString();  // text == "North, East"
Thursday, July 15, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

if status is of type Status enum, will give you its defined name.

Monday, August 9, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

After sqlite3_prepare has succeeded, you must not forget to clean up the statement with sqlite3_finalize. To get the result records, call sqlite3_step until it does not return SQLITE_ROW. To get the values of the current result record, call the sqlite3_column_* functions:

sqlite3_stmt *stmt;
if (sqlite3_prepare_v2(db, "SELECT 42", -1, &stmt, NULL) != SQLITE_OK)
else {
    for (;;) {
        int rc = sqlite3_step(stmt);
        if (rc == SQLITE_DONE)
        if (rc != SQLITE_ROW) {
        printf("value: %dn", sqlite3_column_int(stmt, 0));
Saturday, August 21, 2021
answered 4 Months ago
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