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TypeConverter.ConvertTo Method (Object, Type)

Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the arguments.

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

public Object ConvertTo (
	Object value,
	Type destinationType
public Object ConvertTo (
	Object value, 
	Type destinationType
public function ConvertTo (
	value : Object, 
	destinationType : Type
) : Object
Not applicable.



The Object to convert.


The Type to convert the value parameter to.

Return Value

An Object that represents the converted value.

Exception typeCondition


The destinationType parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The conversion cannot be performed.

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

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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