TypeConverter.CanConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

 

Returns whether this converter can convert an object of the given type to the type of this converter, using the specified context.

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

public virtual bool CanConvertFrom(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	Type sourceType
)

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

sourceType
Type: System.Type

A Type that represents the type you want to convert from.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if this converter can perform the conversion; otherwise, false.

As implemented in this class, this method returns false, unless sourceType is an InstanceDescriptor.

Notes to Inheritors:

Override this method to provide your own conversion requirements.

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.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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