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Guard Clauses

A simple package with guard clause extensions.

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    public void ProcessOrder(Order order)
    	Guard.Against.Null(order, nameof(order));

        // process order here

    // OR

    public class Order
        private string _name;
        private int _quantity;
        private long _max;
        private decimal _unitPrice;
        private DateTime _dateCreated;

        public Order(string name, int quantity, long max, decimal unitPrice, DateTime dateCreated)
            _name = Guard.Against.NullOrWhiteSpace(name, nameof(name));
            _quantity = Guard.Against.NegativeOrZero(quantity, nameof(quantity));
            _max = Guard.Against.Zero(max, nameof(max));
            _unitPrice = Guard.Against.Negative(unitPrice, nameof(unitPrice));
            _dateCreated = Guard.Against.OutOfSQLDateRange(dateCreated, nameof(dateCreated));

Supported Guard Clauses

  • Guard.Against.Null (throws if input is null)
  • Guard.Against.NullOrEmpty (throws if string, guid or array input is null or empty)
  • Guard.Against.NullOrWhiteSpace (throws if string input is null, empty or whitespace)
  • Guard.Against.OutOfRange (throws if integer/DateTime/enum input is outside a provided range)
  • Guard.Against.OutOfSQLDateRange (throws if DateTime input is outside the valid range of SQL Server DateTime values)
  • Guard.Against.Zero (throws if number input is zero)

Extending with your own Guard Clauses

To extend your own guards, you can do the following:

    // Using the same namespace will make sure your code picks up your 
    // extensions no matter where they are in your codebase.
    namespace Ardalis.GuardClauses
        public static class FooGuard
            public static void Foo(this IGuardClause guardClause, string input, string parameterName)
                if (input?.ToLower() == "foo")
                    throw new ArgumentException("Should not have been foo!", parameterName);

    // Usage
    public void SomeMethod(string something)
        Guard.Against.Foo(something, nameof(something));


Build Notes

  • Remember to update the PackageVersion in the csproj file and then a build on master should automatically publish the new package to
  • Add a release with form 1.3.2 to GitHub Releases in order for the package to actually be published to Nuget. Otherwise it will claim to have been successful but is lying to you.

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