Special initializers

As you can see from the example in the previous paragraph with the FhirDateTime or FhirBoolean, for several data types, the API provides you with extra initialization methods. Visual Studio’s IntelliSense will help you to view the possibilities while you type, or you can take a look at Hl7.Fhir.Model with the Object Browser to view the methods, plus their attributes as well.

For the HumanName data type, the API has added some methods to make it easier to construct a name in one go, using fluent notation:

pat.Name.Add(new HumanName().WithGiven("Christopher").WithGiven("C.H.").AndFamily("Parks"));

If you need to fill in more than the Given and Family fields, you could first construct a HumanName instance in this manner, and add to the fields later on. Or you could choose not to use this notation, but instead fill in all the fields the way it was explained in the other paragraphs.