.NET Framework Class Library
TypeConverterConvertToString Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)

Converts the given value to a string representation, using the given context.

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
Public Function ConvertToString ( _
	context As [%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%], _
	value As [%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_1%] _
) As [%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_2%]
public [%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%] ConvertToString(
	[%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_1%] context,
	[%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_2%] value
[%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_0%]^ ConvertToString(
	[%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_1%]^ context, 
	[%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_2%]^ value
member ConvertToString : 
        context:[%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%] * 
        value:[%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_1%] -> [%$TOPIC/1w7yewa7_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_2%]


Type: System.ComponentModelITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

Type: SystemObject

The Object to convert.

Return Value

Type: SystemString
An Object that represents the converted value.

The conversion cannot be performed.


Use the context parameter to extract additional information about the environment from which this converter is invoked. This parameter can be , so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return .

Depending on the implementation of the value formatter, it might be possible to pass the returned string back into the value formatter to re-create an instance of the object.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.