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TypeConverter.ConvertToString Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)

Converts the given value to a string representation, using the given context.

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

public string ConvertToString (
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	Object value
public String ConvertToString (
	ITypeDescriptorContext context, 
	Object value
public function ConvertToString (
	context : ITypeDescriptorContext, 
	value : Object
) : String
Not applicable.



An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.


The Object to convert.

Return Value

An Object that represents the converted value.

Exception typeCondition


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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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.

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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