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TypeConverter.ConvertToInvariantString Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)

Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation, using the specified context.

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

'Declaration
Public Function ConvertToInvariantString ( _
	context As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
	value As Object _
) As String
'Usage
Dim instance As TypeConverter 
Dim context As ITypeDescriptorContext 
Dim value As Object 
Dim returnValue As String 

returnValue = instance.ConvertToInvariantString(context, _
	value)

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

value
Type: System.Object

The Object to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String that represents the converted value.

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The conversion cannot be performed.

Use the context parameter to extract additional information about the environment from which this converter is invoked. This parameter can be Nothing, so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return Nothing.

Depending on the implementation of the value formatter, it might be possible to pass the returned string back into the value formatter to re-create an instance of the object.

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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