CanConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)
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EnumConverter.CanConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Gets a value indicating whether this converter can convert an object in the given source type to an enumeration object using the specified context.

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

public override bool CanConvertFrom(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	Type sourceType


Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext
An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.
Type: System.Type
A Type that represents the type you wish to convert from.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this converter can perform the conversion; otherwise, false.

This converter can only convert an enumeration object to and from a string.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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