How to get Description value of a Enum in C#

I have following code and would like to know how to get Description  value of a Enum from Program class

public enum Samplecolumns

public class Sample
          public Samplecolumns Column { get; set; }

public class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
                //How to get Description of enum ?

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Rikin ShahMicrosoft Dynamics CRM ConsultantCommented:
int value = 1;
string description = Enumerations.GetEnumDescription((Samplecolumns)value);
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi ksd123;

The following code snippet should work with your posted sample code.

// To get the description in this next line supply the enum field name as a string, in this case col3
// Also supply the name of the Enum to use here EnumHelper<XXX> replace XXX with that name.
string description = EnumHelper<Samplecolumns>.GetEnumDescription("col3");

public static class EnumHelper<T>
    public static string GetEnumDescription(string value)
        Type type = typeof(T);
        var name = Enum.GetNames(type)
                       .Where(f => f.Equals(value, StringComparison.CurrentCultureIgnoreCase))
                       .Select(d => d).FirstOrDefault();
        if (name == null)
            return string.Empty;
        var field = type.GetField(name);
        var customAttribute = field.GetCustomAttributes(typeof(DescriptionAttribute), false);
        return customAttribute.Length > 0 ? ((DescriptionAttribute)customAttribute[0]).Description : name;

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ksd123Author Commented:
Thank you
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