Windows apps
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content
Information
The topic you requested is included in another documentation set. For convenience, it's displayed below. Choose Switch to see the topic in its original location.

ReferenceConverter.ConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type)

 
System_CAPS_noteNote

The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on docs.microsoft.com to see the new experience.

Converts the given value object to the reference type using the specified context and arguments.

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

public override object ConvertTo(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	CultureInfo culture,
	object value,
	Type destinationType
)

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

culture
Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo

A CultureInfo that specifies the culture used to represent the font.

value
Type: System.Object

The Object to convert.

destinationType
Type: System.Type

The type to convert the object to.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The converted object.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

destinationType is null.

NotSupportedException

The conversion cannot be performed.

This method most commonly converts types to and from string objects.

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

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Return to top
Show:
© 2017 Microsoft