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ColorConverter.ConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)

Converts the given object to the converter's native type.

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

public override Object ConvertFrom(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	CultureInfo culture,
	Object value


Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

A TypeDescriptor that provides a format context. You can use this object to get additional information about the environment from which this converter is being invoked.

Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo

A CultureInfo that specifies the culture to represent the color.

Type: System.Object

The object to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An Object representing the converted value.


The conversion cannot be performed.

When converting from a string to a Color the ColorConverter expects the unqualified color name; otherwise, an exception will occur in the conversion process. For example, you should pass "Blue", not "System.Drawing.Color.Blue" or "Color.Blue", to the ConvertFrom method.

.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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