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CanConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)
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ConfigurationConverterBase.CanConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Determines whether the conversion is allowed.

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

abstract CanConvertTo : 
        ctx:ITypeDescriptorContext * 
        type:Type -> bool  
override CanConvertTo : 
        ctx:ITypeDescriptorContext * 
        type:Type -> bool

Parameters

ctx
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

The ITypeDescriptorContext object used for type conversion.

type
Type: System.Type

The type to convert to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the conversion is allowed; otherwise, false.

The CanConvertFrom method determines whether the strings contained in the configuration file can be converted to the related strongly typed properties.

The following example code shows how to override the CanConvertFrom method to create a custom TimeSpan converter type. Also, the example shows how to use this type in a custom section.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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