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GuidConverter Class

Provides a type converter to convert Guid objects to and from various other representations.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, SharedState = true)]
public class GuidConverter : TypeConverter
NoteNote:

The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: SharedState. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

This converter can only convert a GUID object to and from a string.

For more information about type converters, see the TypeConverter base class and How to: Implement a Type Converter.

Caution noteCaution:

You should never create an instance of a GuidConverter. Instead, call the GetConverter method of the TypeDescriptor class. For more information, see the examples in the TypeConverter base class.

The following code example converts a variable of type Guid to a string, and vice versa.

Guid myGuid = new Guid("B80D56EC-5899-459d-83B4-1AE0BB8418E4");
string myGuidString = "1AA7F83F-C7F5-11D0-A376-00C04FC9DA04";
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(myGuid).ConvertTo(myGuid, typeof(string))); 
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(myGuid).ConvertFrom(myGuidString));    
System.Object
  System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter
    System.ComponentModel.GuidConverter
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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, 1.1, 1.0
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