Kotlin: How can I create “static” method for enum in Kotiln?

Kotlin Programming

Question or issue of Kotlin Programming:

Kotlin already have number of “static” methods for enum class, like values and valueOf

For example I have enum

public enum class CircleType {

How can I add static method such as random(): CircleType? Extension functions seems not for this case.

How to solve this issue?

Just like with any other class, you can define a class object in an enum class:

enum class CircleType {
  companion object {
     fun random(): CircleType = FIRST // http://dilbert.com/strip/2001-10-25

Then you’ll be able to call this function as CircleType.random().

EDIT: Note the commas between the enum constant entries, and the closing semicolon before the companion object. Both are now mandatory.

Hope this helps!