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.NET Framework Class Library
TypeConverterCanConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

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

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
Syntax
Public Overridable Function CanConvertTo ( _
	context As [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%], _
	destinationType As [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_1%] _
) As [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_2%]
public virtual [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%] CanConvertTo(
	[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_1%] context,
	[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_2%] destinationType
)
public:
virtual [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_0%] CanConvertTo(
	[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_1%]^ context, 
	[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_2%]^ destinationType
)
abstract CanConvertTo : 
        context:[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%] * 
        destinationType:[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_1%] -> [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_2%]  
override CanConvertTo : 
        context:[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_3%] * 
        destinationType:[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_4%] -> [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_5%]

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModelITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

destinationType
Type: SystemType

A Type that represents the type you want to convert to.

Return Value

Type: SystemBoolean
true if this converter can perform the conversion; otherwise, false.
Remarks

Use the context parameter to extract additional information about the environment from which this converter is invoked. This parameter can be , so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return .

If destinationType is a string, the default implementation of CanConvertTo always returns true.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method to provide your own conversion requirements.

Version Information

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

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

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.