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


Converts the given value object to the specified destination type.

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

public override 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

The culture to which value will be converted.

Type: System.Object

The Object to convert. This parameter must inherit from ICollection.

Type: System.Type

The Type to convert the value to.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

An Object that represents the converted value.

Exception Condition

destinationType is null.


The conversion cannot be performed.

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.


The converted result will be shown in the property browser. For example, if you are converting a char collection into a string, it will be displayed as char[] collection.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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