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TypeDescriptor.GetConverter Method (Object, Boolean)

Returns a type converter for the type of the specified component with a custom type descriptor.

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

public static TypeConverter GetConverter (
	Object component,
	bool noCustomTypeDesc
public static TypeConverter GetConverter (
	Object component, 
	boolean noCustomTypeDesc
public static function GetConverter (
	component : Object, 
	noCustomTypeDesc : boolean
) : TypeConverter
Not applicable.



A component to get the converter for.


true to consider custom type description information; otherwise, false.

Return Value

A TypeConverter for the specified component.

Exception typeCondition


component is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


component is a cross-process remoted object.

This method looks for the appropriate type converter by trying to find a TypeConverterAttribute. If it cannot find a TypeConverterAttribute, it traverses the base class hierarchy of the class until it finds a primitive type.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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