Taswar Bhatti
The synonyms of software simplicity
Category: Automapper

During the summer I have been busy working on my book “Instant AutoMapper“, and it did get released at the end of July of this year 2013. Here is a link on amazon and packt publishing.


In this last part of the series I wanted to talk about how to register automapper at startup of your web application, in doing so it would help speed things up with automapper. There are many ways to do it, the easiest way is to just have a method inside Global.asax.cs file in your Application_Start […]


In this part I will show how we can use a customer value formatter (CustomFormatter) to format our mapped data into single “Number of Order:” and plural “Number of Orders:”. First the Domain and Dto (data transfer object)

Now we will introduce a CustomResolver and Formatter, for the Formatter we are inheriting from IValueFormatter […]


In Part 5, we will use a powerful feature that automapper allows us, which is CustomResolver. Lets look at our Domain Object which contains a boolean field called ShipToHomeAddress, what we will do is map those boolean to a string value with “Yes” or “No”.

For our mapping code we will introduce CustomResolver class […]


In Part 4 we will see how we can use projection to map inner objects for example a DateTime field. Again our domain and Dto (Data Transfer Object) looks like

We will map the PurchaseDate in the Domain Object to our Dto PurchaseHour and Purchase Minute.

As you can see the View now […]


In this part we learn about Nested Mapping in Automapper and we will use the same OrderDto Object that we had previously but we will let Automapper to map the inner objects. Once again here is the Domain Objects First

The Dto (Data Transfer Object) look like

This time when we map Order […]


In this part I will be showing how Automapper uses flattening by convention. If we look at our OrderDto we will see that it has a IEnumerable of OrderItemsDto and also something called OrderNumber. This is the type of object we want to send to our presentation layer.

Compare that to our domain object […]


Recently I gave a talk on Automapper in Ottawa .Net Community, so I though I would post the main ideas of the presentation here also. The demo was based on an Order System where there were just 3 tables/classes, “Order”, “Customer” and “OrderItems” From the diagram we can see that a Customer has a Bio […]