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StringEnumConverter could replace hyphens with underscores


When interacting with APIs we don't have control over, we sometimes run into a discrete set of values that includes hyphens (aka dashes). It would be nice if the StringEnumConverter automatically converted them to underscores before deserializing.

For serialization it would be quite a bit more challenging because it's not obvious if an underscore is supposed to be a hyphen. I'm not requesting that the serialization case be handled but a possible solution would be to add an enum class attribute called "Hyphenate" or something similar which would instruct the serializer to replace underscores with hyphens.
Closed Oct 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM by JamesNK
I suggest you use your own custom converter