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Type.GetEnumName Method

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Returns the name of the constant that has the specified value, for the current enumeration type.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual string GetEnumName(
	Object value


Type: System.Object

The value whose name is to be retrieved.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The name of the member of the current enumeration type that has the specified value, or null if no such constant is found.


The current type is not an enumeration.


value is neither of the current type nor does it have the same underlying type as the current type.


value is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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