Enum.ToObject Method (Type, Object)


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Converts the specified object with an integer value to an enumeration member.

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

public static object ToObject(
	Type enumType,
	object value


Type: System.Type

The enumeration type to return.

Type: System.Object

The value convert to an enumeration member.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

An enumeration object whose value is value.

Exception Condition

enumType or value is null.


enumType is not an Enum.


value is not type SByte, Int16, Int32, Int64, Byte, UInt16, UInt32, or UInt64.

The ToObject(Type, Object) method converts the integral value value to an enumeration member whose underlying value is value. Note that the conversion succeeds even if value is outside the bounds of enumType members. To ensure that value is a valid underlying value of the enumType enumeration, pass it to the IsDefined method.

This conversion method returns a value of type Object. You can then cast it or convert it to an object of type enumType.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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