MMLib.ToString.Abstraction 1.0.0

.NET Standard 2.0
dotnet add package MMLib.ToString.Abstraction --version 1.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package MMLib.ToString.Abstraction -Version 1.0.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="MMLib.ToString.Abstraction" Version="1.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add MMLib.ToString.Abstraction --version 1.0.0
#r "nuget: MMLib.ToString.Abstraction, 1.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install MMLib.ToString.Abstraction as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=MMLib.ToString.Abstraction&version=1.0.0

// Install MMLib.ToString.Abstraction as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=MMLib.ToString.Abstraction&version=1.0.0


This is my first attempt with a C# Source code generator.

We all love the new record type. One of the completely marginal features is that it has an override ToString() method.

public record Person(int Id, string Name);

Person person = new (2, "Milan");

Console.WriteLine(person); //Output: Person {Id = 2, Name = Milan}

Why don't standard classes have such an output? Why do I have to implement this over and over again in each class? How many times have you override a standard ToString for debug purpouse?

I decided to try the source generator to allow it to generate a similar override for all classes marked with my attribute (I want to use the Source code generator for other purposes, this came to me as a nice example to try 😉)

public partial class Person
    public int Id { get; set; }

    public string Name { get; set; }

    public Foo Foo { get; set; } = new Foo()
        Id = 1,
        Bar = "bar",
        Created = DateTime.Now,
        Name = "somebody"

public partial class Foo
    public int Id { get; set; }

    public string Bar { get; set; }

    public string Name { get; set; }

    public DateTime Created { get; set; }

var p = new Person() { Id = 1, Name = "Nobody" };
//Person {Id = 1, Name = Nobody, Foo = Foo {Id = 1, Bar = bar, Name = somebody, Created = 24. 4. 2021 20:39:04}}

Just do two things. Mark your class as partial and add my attribute [ToString].

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1.0.0 246 4/26/2021