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ConfigurationConverterBase.CanConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Determines whether the conversion is allowed.

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

public override bool CanConvertTo(
	ITypeDescriptorContext ctx,
	Type type
)

Parameters

ctx
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

The ITypeDescriptorContext object used for type conversion.

type
Type: System.Type

The type to convert to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the conversion is allowed; otherwise, false.

The CanConvertFrom method determines whether the strings contained in the configuration file can be converted to the related strongly typed properties.

The following example code shows how to override the CanConvertFrom method to create a custom TimeSpan converter type. Also, the example shows how to use this type in a custom section.

public override bool CanConvertTo(
    ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, Type type)
{
    return (type == typeof(string));
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

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