Checking default value on a generic type

I tried creating a validator which checks for default values on the enumerations and raises errors if they are set to the default undefined value.

I had a generic function in which I needed to check item == default(T). the compiler didnt like the simpler form saying “cannot compare ‘T’ to ‘T’”. I found the solution online and created the simpler function..


        public static bool IsDefault<T>(T item)
            return EqualityComparer<T>.Default.Equals(item, default(T));

About vijayvepa

I'm a software consultant for Software Specialists Inc. currently working at Philips Respironics, Pittsburgh

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