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How to convert a class into Dictionary in C#?

To convert class to Dictionary in C#, we will need to use GetType().GetProperties() method and then call ToDictionary() and specify key , value.

Remember to include all namespaces: using System.Linq, using System.Reflection, using System.Collections.Generic.

Example

using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Location
{
    public string city { get; set; }
    public string state { get; set; }
    public string country { get; set; }
}

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
	Location loc1 = new Location(); // defining an object

	loc1.city = "Detroit"; // populating city attribute
	loc1.state = "Michigan"; // populating state attribute
	loc1.country = "USA"; // populating country attribute
		
	var myDict = new Dictionary<string, string>();	

        /* below is how to convert to dictionary */
	myDict = loc1.GetType()
     		.GetProperties(BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.Public)
          		.ToDictionary(prop => prop.Name, prop => (string)prop.GetValue(loc1, null));
		
	Console.WriteLine(myDict["city"]);
	Console.WriteLine(myDict["state"]);
	Console.WriteLine(myDict["country"]);
    }
}

Output

Detroit
Michigan
USA

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