Get Enum Value from String

Here is a quick tip.  If you have the following Enum

Enum Frequencies
End Enum

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And you want to get the enum value from a string, you can:

Dim myString as String = "WEEKLY"
Dim val as Frequencies = _
         System.Enum.Parse(GetType(Frequencies), myString)

If you try to parse a string that doesn’t exist e.g. "YEARLY", an ArgumentException exception is thrown with a message "Requested value ‘YEARLY’ was not found".

Also note that the string is case-sensitive, so "Weekly" will also throw the same exception.


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