VB.NET || How To Set & Get The Description Of An Enum Using VB.NET

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The following is a module with functions which demonstrates how to set and get the description of an enum using VB.NET.

This function uses the DescriptionAttribute to get the description of an Enum element. If a description attribute is not specified, the string value of the Enum element is returned.

1. Get Description

The example below demonstrates the use of ‘Utils.GetDescription‘ to get the description of enum elements.

2. Utils Namespace

The following is the Utils Namespace. Include this in your project to start using!

3. More Examples

Below are more examples demonstrating the use of the ‘Utils‘ Namespace. Don’t forget to include the module when running the examples!

The highlighted lines are sections of interest to look out for.

The code is heavily commented, so no further insight is necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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