- Extension class and the extension method should be static.
- The first parameter specifies which type the method operates on.
- The first parameter is preceded by the this modifier.
Extension methods are only in scope when you explicitly import the namespace in to your source code with a using directive.
Extension Methods for Existing TypesBelow extension method has written for the string type.
You can invoke the extension method as a instance method or a static method.
Extension Methods for Classes
In the below code I have write a interface. But without changing the current implementation I'll add a Extension class. By doing so, we can call the extension methods which are like members of the interface.
Extension Methods for Lambda Expressions
Extension methods can be used for the LINQ/Lambda expressions. Below I have created some extension methods for the List<Student>.