Cogs.Reflection 1.6.0

.NET Standard 2.1
dotnet add package Cogs.Reflection --version 1.6.0
NuGet\Install-Package Cogs.Reflection -Version 1.6.0
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="Cogs.Reflection" Version="1.6.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Cogs.Reflection --version 1.6.0
#r "nuget: Cogs.Reflection, 1.6.0"
#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 Cogs.Reflection as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Cogs.Reflection&version=1.6.0

// Install Cogs.Reflection as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Cogs.Reflection&version=1.6.0

This library has useful tools for when you can't be certain of some things at compile time, such as types, methods, etc. While .NET reflection is immensely powerful, it's not very quick. To address this, this library offers the following classes:

  • FastComparer - provides a method for comparing instances of a type that is not known at compile time
  • FastConstructorInfo - provides a method for invoking a constructor that is not known at compile time
  • FastDefault - provides a method for getting the default value of a type that is not known at compile time
  • FastEqualityComparer - provides methods for testing equality of and getting hash codes for instances of a type that is not known at compile time
  • FastMethodInfo - provides a method for invoking a method that is not known at compile time

All of the above classes use reflection to initialize utilities for types at runtime, however they create delegates to perform at much better speeds and cache instances of themselves to avoid having to perform the same reflection twice. And yes, the caching is thread-safe.

Also includes extension methods for Type which search for implementations of events, methods, and properties. Also includes GenericOperations which provides methods for adding, dividing, multiplying, and/or subtracting objects.

Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows net7.0 net7.0-android net7.0-ios net7.0-maccatalyst net7.0-macos net7.0-tvos net7.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.1
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MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen60
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  • .NETStandard 2.1

    • No dependencies.

NuGet packages (4)

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Package Downloads

Cogs for active expressions.


Cogs for active queries.


Cogs for WPF. Includes general-use behaviors, controls, validation rules, and value converters. Also includes ways to leverage Windows features beyond what WPF supports out of the box (such as using enabling blur-behind and binding system commands to controls) and the inclusion of input gestures in styles.


Cogs for exceptions. Includes extension methods for fully detailing exceptions in a variety of formats.

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Version Downloads Last updated
1.6.0 517 1/26/2023
1.5.0 373 1/21/2023
1.4.4 5,644 12/16/2021
1.4.3 700 11/3/2021
1.4.2 2,145 1/30/2021
1.4.1 730 11/22/2020
1.4.0 4,785 4/29/2020
1.3.2 2,410 4/11/2020
1.3.1 527 4/11/2020
1.3.0 349 4/9/2020
1.2.0 777 3/3/2020
1.1.0 470 3/3/2020
1.0.1 558 3/1/2020
1.0.0 479 2/29/2020

Non-abstract classes sealed for performance.