Display a custom text for enum dropdown list in MVC

Try the following:

@Html.DropDownList("enumlist1", Enum.GetValues(typeof(TimeSlots))
    .Select(e => new SelectListItem() { Value = e.ToString(), Text = e.GetDisplayName() }))

The code above uses the following extension method:

public static class EnumExtensions
    public static string GetDisplayName(this Enum value)
        return value.GetType()

The created drop-down list looks like below:

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