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Extend The Array Class with Extension Methods

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Extend The Array Class with Extension Methods

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Here I am going to discuss how you can create the Extension method for the System.Array Class. On MSDN : Array Class - Provides methods for creating, manipulating, searching, and sorting arrays, thereby serving as the base class for all arrays in the common language runtime
public static class ArryaExtension
        public static float Average(this System.Array arr)
            int[] a =  arr.Cast<int>().ToArray();
            return (float)a.Sum()/arr.Length;
Note - in example below I use type int but this can be replace by any type you want.
In following Example I have implemented Average method for the array elements of type int.To get this extension method work you need to pass the type in type as System.Array. Next I converted the array element to type I want this help me to get the support of IEnumerableinterface methods because System.Array is base class which doesn't implement IEnumerable. So once it get convert to specific type array I can able to access IEnumerable methods like Sum which makes task easy.

You can replace the code in the method for any other type and extend the System.Array class easily as per you requirement.

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