Chain Extension Methods in .NET

Extension methods enable you to add methods to existing types without creating a new derived type, recompiling, or otherwise modifying the original type. You can even chain Extension Methods.

Here’s an example:

class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
decimal num = 233.53468M;
// chaining extension methods
decimal result = num.DoSquare().DoRound();
Console.WriteLine(result);
Console.ReadLine();
}
}



public static class MathEasy
{
public static decimal DoSquare(this decimal i) {
// square a number
return i * i;
}
public static decimal DoRound(this decimal d) {
// Round to three decimal places
return Math.Round(d, 3);
}
}


As you can see, we are chaining extension methods

decimal result = num.DoSquare().DoRound();


OUTPUT

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