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TypeConverter.CreateInstance Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary)

Creates an instance of the type that this TypeConverter is associated with, using the specified context, given a set of property values for the object.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public virtual Object CreateInstance(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	IDictionary propertyValues
)

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

propertyValues
Type: System.Collections.IDictionary

An IDictionary of new property values.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An Object representing the given IDictionary, or null if the object cannot be created. This method always returns null.

Use this method for objects that are immutable, but for which you want to provide changeable properties.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method if the type you want to convert must re-create the object to change its value.

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

The dictionary provided by the propertyValues parameter has a series of name/value pairs, one for each property returned from GetProperties.

.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.

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