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var customerInput = Mapper.Map<CustomerInput>(customer); 

or like this:

//# in previous example type of the source (from) was being inferred from the `customer` variable
var customerInput = Mapper.Map<Customer, CustomerInput>(customer); 

(useful when working with EF proxy objects)

by default it will only map properties with the exact same name and type, but this can be changed by adding custom maps for types that have different properties

custom maps

can be added, like this:

Mapper.AddMap<FromType, ResType>(src =>
    var res = new ResType();
    res.InjectFrom(src); // maps properties with same name and type
    res.FullName = src.FirstName + " " + src.LastName;
    return res;

map to existing object

Mapper.AddMap<Customer, Customer>((from, tag) =>
    var existing = tag as Customer;
    return existing;

var customer = GetCustomer();
var res = new Customer();

Mapper.Map<Customer>(customer, res);


InjectFrom<TInjection>(source) is used to map using a convention, when TInjection is not specified it will map properties with exact same name and type

it's used like this:

target.InjectFrom(new Injection(parameters), source);
target.InjectFrom<Injection>(); // without source

you can create you own injections by inheriting LoopInjection, PropertyInjection and other base injections

see some examples of custom injections here: [injections examples] (

Additional parameters

an additional parameter can be set when mapping:

var customer = Mapper.Map<Customer>(foo, new MyClass { Title = "hi" });

you can use this parameter in AddMap like this:

Mapper.AddMap<Foo, Customer>((src, tag) =>
        var par = (MyClass)tag;
        var res = new Customer { LastName = par.Title };
        return res;

when using InjectFrom additional parameters can be sent to the injection:

    res.InjectFrom(new LoopInjection(new[] { "FirstName" }), customer); 

in this case LoopInjection will ignore "FirstName" property; you can add private fields to your custom injections and give them value via the constructor as shown above

Flattening and unflattening

you can use FlatLoopInjection and UnflatLoopInjection directly or inherit them, you can also use the UberFlatter class in you custom injections, have look at the source code for these injections.

Default map

For pairs of types that don't have a mapping created using Mapper.AddMap, there's a default map being used. This default map will only map properties with the exact same name and type, this can be changed by setting Mapper.DefaultMap, here's an example that sets the default map:

    Mapper.DefaultMap = (src, resType, tag) =>
        // this is the source code of default map 
        var res = Activator.CreateInstance(resType);
        return res;

So if you call Mapper.Map<Customer>(customerInput) and before you've created a map using Mapper.AddMap<CustomerInput, Customer>

Default InjectFrom

You can change the default injection by setting

    StaticValueInjecter.DefaultInjection = new MyInjection();

Multiple mappers

Multiple mappers with different configurations can be used by creating multiple instances of MapperInstance

var mapper1 = new MapperInstance();
var mapper2 = new MapperInstance();

mapper1.AddMap<Customer, CustomerInput>((from) =>
    var input = new CustomerInput();
    return input;

mapper2.AddMap<Customer, CustomerInput>((from) =>
    var input = new CustomerInput();
    input.FirstName = from.FirstName;
    return input;

var input1 = mapper1.Map<CustomerInput>(customer);
var input2 = mapper2.Map<CustomerInput>(customer); // has only FirstName set

you could store the instance in a static member, or use your IoC Container


there's samples in the source code for winforms, web-forms, DAL, and wpf

deep cloning sample here, and the CloneInjection

for MVC see




convention based mapper




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