C#: String to Enumeration Extension Method

Here is another useful one I came across a while ago, don’t remember what site but thanks to whoever wrote it. This Extension Method takes the String and converts it to the Enumeration Type that is specified.

        /// Converts the string to the Enumeration Type supplied.
        /// The String.
        /// Enumeration of Type Supplied
        /// Thrown if the string cannot be converted to the Enum type.
        /// Thrown if the string is null.
        public static T ToEnum(this string value)
        where T : struct
            return (T)Enum.Parse(typeof(T), value, true);

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