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Converter<TInput, TOutput> Delegate

Represents a method that converts an object from one type to another type.

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

public delegate TOutput Converter<TInput, TOutput>(
	TInput input
)

Type Parameters

TInput

The type of object that is to be converted.

TOutput

The type the input object is to be converted to.

Parameters

input
Type: TInput

The object to convert.

Return Value

Type: TOutput
The TOutput that represents the converted TInput.

This delegate is used by the ConvertAll<TInput, TOutput> method of the Array class and the ConvertAll<TOutput> method of the List<T> class to convert each element of the collection from one type to another.

This section contains two code examples. The first demonstrates the Converter<TInput, TOutput> delegate with the ConvertAll<TInput, TOutput> method of the Array class, and the second demonstrates the delegate with the ConvertAll<TOutput> method of the List<T> generic class.

Example 1

The following code example defines a method named PointFToPoint that converts a PointF structure to a Point structure. The example then creates an array of PointF structures, creates a Converter<PointF, Point> delegate (Converter(Of PointF, Point) in Visual Basic) to represent the PointFToPoint method, and passes the delegate to the ConvertAll<TInput, TOutput> method. The ConvertAll<TInput, TOutput> method passes each element of the input list to the PointFToPoint method and puts the converted elements into a new list of Point structures. Both lists are displayed.

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        PointF[] apf = {
            new PointF(27.8F, 32.62F),
            new PointF(99.3F, 147.273F),
            new PointF(7.5F, 1412.2F) };

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach( PointF p in apf )
        {
            Console.WriteLine(p);
        }

        Point[] ap = Array.ConvertAll(apf, 
            new Converter<PointF, Point>(PointFToPoint));

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach( Point p in ap )
        {
            Console.WriteLine(p);
        }
    }

    public static Point PointFToPoint(PointF pf)
    {
        return new Point(((int) pf.X), ((int) pf.Y));
    }
}

/* This code example produces the following output:

{X=27.8, Y=32.62}
{X=99.3, Y=147.273}
{X=7.5, Y=1412.2}

{X=27,Y=32}
{X=99,Y=147}
{X=7,Y=1412}
 */

Example 2

The following code example defines a method named PointFToPoint that converts a PointF structure to a Point structure. The example then creates a List<T> of PointF structures, creates a Converter<PointF, Point> delegate (Converter(Of PointF, Point) in Visual Basic) to represent the PointFToPoint method, and passes the delegate to the ConvertAll<TOutput> method. The ConvertAll<TOutput> method passes each element of the input list to the PointFToPoint method and puts the converted elements into a new list of Point structures. Both lists are displayed.

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        List<PointF> lpf = new List<PointF>();

        lpf.Add(new PointF(27.8F, 32.62F));
        lpf.Add(new PointF(99.3F, 147.273F));
        lpf.Add(new PointF(7.5F, 1412.2F));

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach( PointF p in lpf )
        {
            Console.WriteLine(p);
        }

        List<Point> lp = lpf.ConvertAll( 
            new Converter<PointF, Point>(PointFToPoint));

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach( Point p in lp )
        {
            Console.WriteLine(p);
        }
    }

    public static Point PointFToPoint(PointF pf)
    {
        return new Point(((int) pf.X), ((int) pf.Y));
    }
}

/* This code example produces the following output:

{X=27.8, Y=32.62}
{X=99.3, Y=147.273}
{X=7.5, Y=1412.2}

{X=27,Y=32}
{X=99,Y=147}
{X=7,Y=1412}
 */

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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