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TypeDescriptor.GetConverter Method (Type)

Returns a type converter for the specified type.

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

public static TypeConverter GetConverter(
	Type type


Type: System.Type
The Type of the target component.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter
A TypeConverter for the specified type.


component is null.

Call this version of this method only when you do not have an instance of the object.

This method looks for the appropriate type converter by looking for a TypeConverterAttribute. If it cannot find a TypeConverterAttribute, it traverses the base class hierarchy of the class until it finds a primitive type.

.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.