TypeConverter.ConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type)

Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the specified context and culture information.

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

virtual Object^ ConvertTo (
	ITypeDescriptorContext^ context, 
	CultureInfo^ culture, 
	Object^ value, 
	Type^ destinationType
public Object ConvertTo (
	ITypeDescriptorContext context, 
	CultureInfo culture, 
	Object value, 
	Type destinationType
public function ConvertTo (
	context : ITypeDescriptorContext, 
	culture : CultureInfo, 
	value : Object, 
	destinationType : Type
) : Object
Not applicable.



An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.


A CultureInfo. If a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is passed, the current culture is assumed.


The Object to convert.


The Type to convert the value parameter to.

Return Value

An Object that represents the converted value.

Exception typeCondition


The destinationType parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The conversion cannot be performed.

The most common types to convert are to and from a string object. This implementation calls ToString on the object if the object is valid and if the destination type is a string.

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).

Notes to Inheritors: Override this method to provide your own conversion requirements.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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