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C# Enum to List Conversion

How to convert Enum to List in C# .Net

Enum to List in C#

Here is my enum EventState, now i want to display in UI as a list object in dropdown control, So i need to convert the enum to a list object

enum EventState            
    Initiated = 1,
    Started = 2,
    Closed = 3,
    Canceled = 4

This is a static method that converts enum to a generic List type

public static List<T> EnumToList<T>()        
    Type enumType = typeof(T);
    // You can't use type constraints on value types, so have to check & throw error.
    if (enumType.BaseType != typeof(Enum))
    throw new ArgumentException("T must be of type System.Enum type");
    Array enumValArray = Enum.GetValues(enumType);
    List<T> enumValList = new List<T>(enumValArray.Length);
    foreach (int val in enumValArray)
    enumValList.Add((T)Enum.Parse(enumType, val.ToString()));
return enumValList;

Finally, call the above method, pass enum as parameter to get the List

        public static List<EventState> GetEventStates()
        List<EventState> eventStates = EnumToList<EventState>();
        return eventStates;

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