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TypeConverter.CanConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Returns whether this converter can convert an object of the given type to the type of this converter, using the specified context.

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

abstract CanConvertFrom : 
        context:ITypeDescriptorContext * 
        sourceType:Type -> bool 
override CanConvertFrom : 
        context:ITypeDescriptorContext * 
        sourceType:Type -> bool 

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext
An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.
sourceType
Type: System.Type
A Type that represents the type you want to convert from.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this converter can perform the conversion; otherwise, false.

As implemented in this class, this method returns false, unless sourceType is an InstanceDescriptor.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method to provide your own conversion requirements.

Use the context parameter to extract additional information about the environment from which this converter is invoked. This parameter can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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