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TypeDescriptor.GetConverter Method (Object)

Returns a type converter for the type of the specified component.

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

public static TypeConverter GetConverter (
	Object component
public static TypeConverter GetConverter (
	Object component
public static function GetConverter (
	component : Object
) : TypeConverter
Not applicable.



A component to get the converter for.

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 locates an appropriate type converter by looking for a TypeConverterAttribute. If it cannot find a TypeConverterAttribute, it traverses the base class hierarchy of the class until it finds a primitive type.

This method is equivalent to the overloaded GetConverter method with a second parameter of false.

For an example of using this method, see the TypeConverter class.

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