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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
)
public boolean CanConvertFrom (
	ITypeDescriptorContext context, 
	Type sourceType
)
public override function CanConvertFrom (
	context : ITypeDescriptorContext, 
	sourceType : Type
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

context

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

sourceType

A Type that represents the type you wish to convert from.

Return Value

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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), so always check. Also, properties on the context object can return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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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