Converting enum values into an string array

public enum VehicleData
    Dodge = 15001,
    BMW = 15002,
    Toyota = 15003        

I want to get above values 15001, 15002, 15003 in string array as shown below:

string[] arr = { "15001", "15002", "15003" };

I tried below command but that gave me array of names instead of values.

string[] aaa = (string[]) Enum.GetNames(typeof(VehicleData));

I also tried string[] aaa = (string[]) Enum.GetValues(typeof(VehicleData)); but that didn't work too.

Any suggestions?


Use GetValues

    .Select(x => x.ToString())

Live demo

What about Enum.GetNames?

string[] cars = System.Enum.GetNames( typeof( VehicleData ) );

Give it a try ;)

Enum.GetValues will give you an array with all the defined values of your Enum. To turn them into numeric strings you will need to cast to int and then ToString() them

Something like:

var vals = Enum.GetValues(typeof(VehicleData))
    .Select(x => x.ToString())


I found this here - How do I convert an enum to a list in C#?, modified to make array.

.Select(v => v.ToString())

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