String.System.IConvertible.ToType Method

This method supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Converts the value of the current String object to an object of a specified type.

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

Private Function System.IConvertible.ToType ( _
	type As Type, _
	provider As IFormatProvider _
) As Object Implements IConvertible.ToType
Dim instance As String
Dim type As Type
Dim provider As IFormatProvider
Dim returnValue As Object

returnValue = CType(instance, IConvertible).ToType(type, provider)
J# supports the use of explicit interface implementations, but not the declaration of new ones.
JScript supports the use of explicit interface implementations, but not the declarations of new ones.



The type of the returned object.


An IFormatProvider object.

Return Value

The converted value of the current String object.

Exception typeCondition


type is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The value of the current String object cannot be converted to the type specified by the type parameter.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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