Just like in Java, enum classes in Kotlin have synthetic methods allowing to list the defined enum constants and to get an enum constant by its name. The signatures of these methods are as follows (assuming the name of the enum class is
EnumClass.valueOf(value: String): EnumClass EnumClass.values(): Array<EnumClass>
valueOf() method throws an
IllegalArgumentException if the specified name does not match any of the enum constants defined in the class.
Every enum constant has properties to obtain its name and position in the enum class declaration:
val name: String val ordinal: Int
The enum constants also implement the Comparable interface, with the natural order being the order in which they are defined in the enum class.