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Ah yes, I agree. The problem is that we were trying to put the extension on the wrong type. It should be and extension of string.
C#
using System;

namespace EnumConvert
{
    public enum MyEnum
    {
        None = 0,
        First,
        Second,
        Third,
        Last
    }

    public static class EnumExtensions
    {
        public static Tenum ToEnum<Tenum>(this string str, bool ignoreCase = false)
            where Tenum : struct, Enum
        {
            if (Enum.TryParse<Tenum>(str, ignoreCase, out Tenum result))
                return result;

            throw new ArgumentException($"{str} is not a valid string for conversion to {typeof(Tenum).FullName}");
        }
    }

   class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            var none =("None").ToEnum<MyEnum>();
            Console.WriteLine($"'None' results in {none} with a value of {(int)none}");

            var first = "First".ToEnum<MyEnum>();
            Console.WriteLine($"'First' results in {first} with a value of {(int)first}");

            var last = "last".ToEnum<MyEnum>(true); 
            Console.WriteLine($"'last' results in {last} with a value of {(int)last}");

            try
            {
                last = "last".ToEnum<MyEnum>(false);
                Console.WriteLine($"'last' results in {last} with a value of {(int)last}");
            }
            catch
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error trying to convert 'last' to MyEnum");
            }

            try
            {
                var random = "Random".ToEnum<MyEnum>(true);
                Console.WriteLine($"'Random' results in {random} with a value of {(int)random}");
            }
            catch
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error trying to convert 'random' to MyEnum");
            }

        }
    }
}
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