Enums are handy. But they do not allow you have easy Text description on them.
How about using DisplayAttribuite on enum values and have that text in a drop-down? Easy!

/// <summary>
/// Creates a SelectList from Enum, taking Description values from Enum fields
/// Taken from here: http://stackoverflow.com/a/3705387/809357
/// </summary>
public static SelectList ToSelectListWithDisplayName<T>(this T enumeration, string selected = "")
    var source = Enum.GetValues(typeof(T));

    var items = new Dictionary<object, string>();

    var displayAttributeType = typeof(DisplayAttribute);

    foreach (var value in source)
        FieldInfo field = value.GetType().GetField(value.ToString());

                    if (field == null) continue;

        DisplayAttribute attrs = (DisplayAttribute)field.GetCustomAttributes(displayAttributeType, false).FirstOrDefault();
        if (attrs != null)
            items.Add((int)value, attrs.GetName());
        }else   // in case Description attribute is not available, we fall back to the default name
            items.Add((int)value, value.ToString());
    return new SelectList(items, "Key", "Value", selected);

Also you can get just on Display Name for one Enum Value:

public static string GetDisplayName(this Enum value)
    FieldInfo field = value.GetType().GetField(value.ToString());

    if (field == null)
        return String.Empty;

    object[] attribs = field.GetCustomAttributes(typeof(DisplayAttribute), true);
    if(attribs.Length > 0)
        return ((DisplayAttribute)attribs[0]).GetName();
    return value.ToString();

In Razor compiler directives do not work, cause Razor Views are not compiled.
So this would not work:

@{ #if DEBUG}



But you can trick that thing into submission, thanks to this StackOverflow topic

A better, more generic solution is to use an extension method, so all views have access to it:

public static bool IsReleaseBuild()
    return false;
    return true;

You can then use it like follows in any view (razor syntax):


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