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TypeConverter.CanConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Returns whether this converter can convert the object to the specified type, using the specified context.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function CanConvertTo ( _
	context As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
	destinationType As Type _
) As Boolean

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

destinationType
Type: System.Type

A Type that represents the type you want to convert to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this converter can perform the conversion; otherwise, false.

Use the context parameter to extract additional information about the environment from which this converter is invoked. This parameter can be Nothing, so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return Nothing.

If destinationType is a string, the default implementation of CanConvertTo always returns true.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method to provide your own conversion requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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