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TypeDescriptor.GetConverter Method (Object)


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Returns a type converter for the type of the specified component.

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

public static TypeConverter GetConverter(
	object component


Type: System.Object

A component to get the converter for.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter

A TypeConverter for the specified component.

Exception Condition

component is null.


component is a cross-process remoted object.

This method locates an appropriate type converter by looking for a TypeConverterAttribute. If it cannot find a TypeConverterAttribute, it traverses the base class hierarchy of the class until it finds a primitive type.

This method is equivalent to the overloaded GetConverter method with a second parameter of false.

For an example of using this method, see the TypeConverter class.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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