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.NET Framework Class Library
TypeConverterCanConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

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

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
Syntax
Public Overridable Function CanConvertTo ( _
	context As [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%], _
	destinationType As [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_1%] _
) As [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_2%]
public virtual [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%] CanConvertTo(
	[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_1%] context,
	[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_2%] destinationType
)
public:
virtual [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_0%] CanConvertTo(
	[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_1%]^ context, 
	[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_2%]^ destinationType
)
abstract CanConvertTo : 
        context:[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%] * 
        destinationType:[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_1%] -> [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_2%]  
override CanConvertTo : 
        context:[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_3%] * 
        destinationType:[%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_4%] -> [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_5%]
public function CanConvertTo(
	context : [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_4_0_0%], 
	destinationType : [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_4_0_1%]
) : [%$TOPIC/h8xt3bse_en-us_VS_110_1_0_4_0_2%]

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModelITypeDescriptorContext

An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.

destinationType
Type: SystemType

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

Return Value

Type: SystemBoolean
true if this converter can perform the conversion; otherwise, false.
Remarks

Use the context parameter to extract additional information about the environment from which this converter is invoked. This parameter can be , so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return .

If destinationType is a string, the default implementation of CanConvertTo always returns true.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method to provide your own conversion requirements.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8