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

Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the specified context and culture information.

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

public virtual Object ConvertTo(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	CultureInfo culture,
	Object value,
	Type destinationType


Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo

A CultureInfo. If null is passed, the current culture is assumed.

Type: System.Object

The Object to convert.

Type: System.Type

The Type to convert the value parameter to.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that represents the converted value.


The destinationType parameter is null.


The conversion cannot be performed.

The most common types to convert are to and from a string object. This implementation calls ToString on the object if the object is valid and if the destination type is a string.

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.

Notes to Inheritors:

Override this method to provide your own conversion requirements.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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