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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


Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0