.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+
.NET Core 3.0+

EnumDescriptor Class

Supplies metadata information on an enumeration used in an XAF application.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v20.1.dll


public class EnumDescriptor :
Public Class EnumDescriptor
    Implements IEnumDescriptor


The EnumDescriptor class' properties and methods provide access to the enumeration metadata - the enumeration values, associated display captions and image. The most useful members of the EnumDescriptor class are the EnumDescriptor.GetCaption and EnumDescriptor.GetImageInfo methods. The following code snippet illustrates their use. The code retrieves images and display captions associated with MyEnum enumeration values.

using System.Drawing;
EnumDescriptor myDescriptor = new EnumDescriptor(typeof(MyEnum));
foreach(object enumValue in myDescriptor.Values) {
    string caption = myDescriptor.GetCaption(enumValue);
    Image image = myDescriptor.GetImageInfo(enumValue).Image;
    //process caption and image


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