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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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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