C# tip of the day – How to Bind Enum Types to a bindable control in ASP.NET


Let's take a simple color enum : 
public enum eColor
{
   black, 
   white, 
   blue
}
In order to bind it a drop down list : 

ddlAvailableColors.DataSource = Enum.GetNames(typeof(eColor));
ddlAvailableColors.DataBind();

And to get the value back : 

eColor selectedColor = (eColor)Enum.Parse(ddlAvailableColors.SelectedValue); 

Sweet isn't it ?

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