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TypeConverter.ConvertTo Method (Object, Type)

Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the arguments.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public Object ConvertTo(
	Object value,
	Type destinationType
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Object

The Object to convert.

destinationType
Type: System.Type

The Type to convert the value parameter to.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that represents the converted value.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The destinationType parameter is null.

NotSupportedException

The conversion cannot be performed.

The most common type to convert to and from is a string object. This implementation calls ToString on the object, if the object is valid and if the destination type is a string.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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