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GuidConverter Class

Provides a type converter to convert Guid objects to and from various other representations.

For a list of all members of this type, see GuidConverter Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class GuidConverter
   Inherits TypeConverter
public class GuidConverter : TypeConverter
public __gc class GuidConverter : public TypeConverter
public class GuidConverter extends TypeConverter

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


This converter can only convert a globally unique identifier (GUID) object to and from a string.

For more information about type converters, see the TypeConverter base class and Implementing a Type Converter.

CAUTION   You should never create an instance of a GuidConverter. Instead, call the GetConverter method of TypeDescriptor. For more information, see the examples in the TypeConverter base class.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following sample converts a variable of type Guid to a string, and vice versa.

[Visual Basic] 
Dim myGuid As New Guid("B80D56EC-5899-459d-83B4-1AE0BB8418E4")
Dim myGuidString As String = "1AA7F83F-C7F5-11D0-A376-00C04FC9DA04"
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(myGuid).ConvertTo(myGuid, GetType(String)))

Guid myGuid = new Guid("B80D56EC-5899-459d-83B4-1AE0BB8418E4");
string myGuidString = "1AA7F83F-C7F5-11D0-A376-00C04FC9DA04";
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(myGuid).ConvertTo(myGuid, typeof(string))); 

Guid myGuid(S"B80D56EC-5899-459d-83B4-1AE0BB8418E4");
String* myGuidString = S"1AA7F83F-C7F5-11D0-A376-00C04FC9DA04";
Console::WriteLine(TypeDescriptor::GetConverter(__box(myGuid))->ConvertTo(__box(myGuid), __typeof(String)));

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Namespace: System.ComponentModel

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System (in System.dll)

See Also

GuidConverter Members | System.ComponentModel Namespace