NuGet package CsvHelper

I came across an interesting NuGet package named CsvHelper. CsvHelper basically let’s you create a Csv file from a typed list. You can choose whether or not to include a header automatically. As an example, let’s say you access AFAS to get a list of users. private static async Task<List<ASB_Totara_User>> GetAfasUserAsync(Logging logging) { string take = 1000; string path = string.Format(“{0}&Orderbyfieldids=idnumber”, take); String content; List<ASB_Totara_User> users = new List<ASB_Totara_User>(); _afasClient.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue(“AfasToken”, ConfigurationManager.AppSettings[“AfasToken”]); using (HttpResponseMessage response = await _afasClient.GetAsync(path)) { using (Stream responseStream = await response.Content.ReadAsStreamAsync()) { using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(responseStream)) { // Get untyped content content = reader.ReadToEnd(); // Convert to typed response UserResponse userResponse = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<UserResponse>(content); if (userResponse != null) { users = userResponse.rows; } userResponse = null; } } } return users; } Next you can call another routine to create a Csv file: // Write CSV content using (var stream = new MemoryStream()) using (var reader = new StreamReader(stream)) using (var writer = new StreamWriter(stream)) using (var csv = new CsvWriter(writer)) { csv.Configuration.Delimiter = “;”; csv.WriteRecords(users); writer.Flush(); stream.Position = 0; userResult.Data = reader.ReadToEnd(); } Variable userResult.Data is a generic type of type T. For help on reading and writing Csv files, see: CsvHelper documentation.