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TypeDescriptor.GetConverter Method (Object)

Returns a type converter for the type of the specified component.

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

public static TypeConverter GetConverter(
	Object component
)

Parameters

component
Type: System.Object

A component to get the converter for.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter
A TypeConverter for the specified component.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

component is null.

NotSupportedException

component is a cross-process remoted object.

This method locates an appropriate type converter by looking for a TypeConverterAttribute. If it cannot find a TypeConverterAttribute, it traverses the base class hierarchy of the class until it finds a primitive type.

This method is equivalent to the overloaded GetConverter method with a second parameter of false.

For an example of using this method, see the TypeConverter class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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