TypeConverter::ConvertToInvariantString Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)

Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation, using the specified context.

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

public:
String^ ConvertToInvariantString(
	ITypeDescriptorContext^ context, 
	Object^ value
)

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel::ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

value
Type: System::Object

The Object to convert.

Return Value

Type: System::String
A String that represents the converted value.

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The conversion cannot be performed.

Use the context parameter to extract additional information about the environment from which this converter is invoked. This parameter can be nullptr, so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return nullptr.

Depending on the implementation of the value formatter, it might be possible to pass the returned string back into the value formatter to re-create an instance of the object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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