TypeConverter.CanConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Returns whether this converter can convert the object to the specified type, using the specified context.

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

public virtual bool CanConvertTo(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	Type destinationType
)

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

destinationType
Type: System.Type

A Type that represents the type you want to convert to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this converter can perform the conversion; otherwise, false.

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

If destinationType is a string, the default implementation of CanConvertTo always returns true.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method to provide your own conversion requirements.

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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