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Converter(Of TInput, TOutput) Delegate

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

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

'Declaration
Public Delegate Function Converter(Of In TInput, Out TOutput) ( _
	input As TInput _
) As TOutput

Type Parameters

In TInput

The type of object that is to be converted.

This type parameter is contravariant. That is, you can use either the type you specified or any type that is less derived. For more information about covariance and contravariance, see 2678dc63-c7f9-4590-9ddc-0a4df684d42e.

Out TOutput

The type the input object is to be converted to.

This type parameter is covariant. That is, you can use either the type you specified or any type that is more derived. For more information about covariance and contravariance, see 2678dc63-c7f9-4590-9ddc-0a4df684d42e.

Parameters

input
Type: TInput
The object to convert.

Return Value

Type: TOutput
The TOutput that represents the converted TInput.
None of the methods in the .NET Framework for Silverlight class library have a Converter(Of TInput, TOutput) delegate as a parameter. The Converter(Of TInput, TOutput) delegate exists primarily to support the infrastructure, but you can still use it to create custom methods that use converters.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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