CanConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)
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TypeConverter.CanConvertFrom Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Returns whether the type converter can convert an object from the specified type to the type of this converter.

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

Public Overridable Function CanConvertFrom ( _
	context As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
	sourceType As Type _
) As Boolean


Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext
An object that provides a format context.
Type: System.Type
The type you want to convert from.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this converter can perform the conversion; otherwise, false.

Notes to Inheritors

For use as a type converter for custom-type attribute handling in Silverlight XAML, you should define the CanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type) signature with your implementation. Return true if sourceType is of type String; otherwise, false. Do not rely on information in context, it may be Nothing. Do not throw if context is Nothing; the other signature (CanConvertFrom(Type)) calls this one, passing a null context.

The base implementation always returns false.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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