TypeConverterCreateInstance Method

Creates an instance of the type that this TypeConverter is associated with, using the specified context, given a set of property values for the object.

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

public virtual object CreateInstance(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	IDictionary propertyValues
virtual Object^ CreateInstance(
	ITypeDescriptorContext^ context,
	IDictionary^ propertyValues
abstract CreateInstance : 
        context:ITypeDescriptorContext *
        propertyValues:IDictionary -> Object
override CreateInstance : 
        context:ITypeDescriptorContext *
        propertyValues:IDictionary -> Object
Public Overridable Function CreateInstance (
	context As ITypeDescriptorContext,
	propertyValues As IDictionary
) As Object



An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.


An IDictionary of new property values.

Return Value


An Object representing the given IDictionary, or null if the object cannot be created. This method always returns null.


Use this method for objects that are immutable, but for which you want to provide changeable properties.

Notes to Inheritors:

Override this method if the type you want to convert must re-create the object to change its value.

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

The dictionary provided by the propertyValues parameter has a series of name/value pairs, one for each property returned from GetProperties.

Version Information
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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