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


Converts the specified object to another type.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

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


Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext providing contextual information about the object to be converted.

Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo

Cultural attributes of the object to be converted. If this parameter is null, the CurrentCulture property value is used.

Type: System.Object

The object to be converted.

Type: System.Type

The type to convert the object to.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The converted object.

Exception Condition

The object cannot be converted to the destination type.


The destinationType is null.

The most common conversion is from one String to another String. The default implementation calls ToString on the object if the object is valid and if the destinationType is String.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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