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ConfigurationConverterBase.CanConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Determines whether the conversion is allowed.

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

public override bool CanConvertFrom(
	ITypeDescriptorContext ctx,
	Type type
)

Parameters

ctx
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

The ITypeDescriptorContext object used for type conversions.

type
Type: System.Type

The Type to convert from.

Return Value

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

The CanConvertFrom method determines whether a conversion can be performed on strongly typed properties to obtain value strings used in the configuration file.

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 CanConvertFrom(
    ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, Type type)
{
    return (type == typeof(string));
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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