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NameReferenceConverter.ConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)

Converts the provided object to another object, using the specified context and culture information.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Markup
Assembly:  System.Xaml (in System.Xaml.dll)

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


Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo

The CultureInfo to use as the current culture.

Type: System.Object

The reference name string to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The returned object, which is potentially any object that is type-mapped in the relevant backing assemblies and capable of being declared in XAML with a XAML name reference.


value is a null string or empty string.


IXamlNameResolver service is missing or invalid.


context is null.

Only a String input provides a conversion result.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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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