MASES.CLIParser 3.0.0

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dotnet add package MASES.CLIParser --version 3.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package MASES.CLIParser -Version 3.0.0
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<PackageReference Include="MASES.CLIParser" Version="3.0.0" />
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paket add MASES.CLIParser --version 3.0.0
#r "nuget: MASES.CLIParser, 3.0.0"
#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 MASES.CLIParser as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=MASES.CLIParser&version=3.0.0

// Install MASES.CLIParser as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=MASES.CLIParser&version=3.0.0


CLI Parser

A library to manage command-line arguments in a simple way. It was an internal MASES project, now it is available to anyone.

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How it works

The library is very simple in its usage. The definition of command-line switches is based on generic C# types. The parser fully analyze the command line searching for switches and arguments. A special case is the one where the swithes can be inserted within an external file listing the switches line-by-line. To see a real application of the library look at project JCOReflectorCLI and JCOReflectorEngine

Argument definition

An argument can be defined using the following syntax sinppets:

arg = new ArgumentMetadata<bool>()
	Name = "test",
	ShortName = "tst",
	Help = "this is a test",
	Type = ArgumentType.Double,
	ValueType = ArgumentValueType.Free,

arg1 = new ArgumentMetadata<int>()
	Name = "range",
	Default = 9,
	Type = ArgumentType.Double,
	ValueType = ArgumentValueType.Range,
	MinValue = 2,
	MaxValue = 10,

Parser initialization

Upon arguments are defined they can be added to the list managed from the parser using:


or the compact version:


Parser use

Then it is possible to use the parser on command-line arguments:


or the compact version:


Argument check

When the Parse method returns, a list of prepared arguments is available. The list can be used to get value or check for existence.

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Java/JVM suite for .NET - a comprehensive suite of libraries and tools to use Java/JVM APIs (Java, Scala, Kotlin, ...) and .NET side-by-side


JCOReflector Engine - JCOBridge based Java class generator that mimic .NET classes

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