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.NET Framework Class Library
ImageFormatConverter Class

ImageFormatConverter is a class that can be used to convert ImageFormat objects from one data type to another. Access this class through the TypeDescriptor object.

Inheritance Hierarchy
SystemObject
   System.ComponentModelTypeConverter
    System.DrawingImageFormatConverter

Namespace:   System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
Syntax
Public Class ImageFormatConverter _
	Inherits [%$TOPIC/fa054ck9_en-us_VS_110_4_0_0_0_0%]
public class ImageFormatConverter : [%$TOPIC/fa054ck9_en-us_VS_110_4_0_1_0_0%]
public ref class ImageFormatConverter : public [%$TOPIC/fa054ck9_en-us_VS_110_4_0_2_0_0%]
type ImageFormatConverter =  
    class 
        inherit [%$TOPIC/fa054ck9_en-us_VS_110_4_0_3_0_0%] 
    end
public class ImageFormatConverter extends [%$TOPIC/fa054ck9_en-us_VS_110_4_0_4_0_0%]

The ImageFormatConverter type exposes the following members.

Constructors
  NameDescription
Public method ImageFormatConverterInitializes a new instance of the ImageFormatConverter class.
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Methods
  NameDescription
Public method CanConvertFrom(Type)Returns whether this converter can convert an object of the given type to the type of this converter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method CanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)Indicates whether this converter can convert an object in the specified source type to the native type of the converter. (Overrides TypeConverterCanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type).)
Public method CanConvertTo(Type)Returns whether this converter can convert the object to the specified type. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method CanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)Gets a value indicating whether this converter can convert an object to the specified destination type using the context. (Overrides TypeConverterCanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type).)
Public method ConvertFrom(Object)Converts the given value to the type of this converter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)Converts the specified object to an ImageFormat object. (Overrides TypeConverterConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object).)
Public method ConvertFromInvariantString(String)Converts the given string to the type of this converter, using the invariant culture. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String)Converts the given string to the type of this converter, using the invariant culture and the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromString(String)Converts the specified text to an object. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String)Converts the given text to an object, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, String)Converts the given text to an object, using the specified context and culture information. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertTo(Object, Type)Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the arguments. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type)Converts the specified object to the specified type. (Overrides TypeConverterConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type).)
Public method ConvertToInvariantString(Object)Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToString(Object)Converts the specified value to a string representation. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Converts the given value to a string representation, using the given context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)Converts the given value to a string representation, using the specified context and culture information. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method CreateInstance(IDictionary)Re-creates an Object given a set of property values for the object. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method CreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary)Creates an instance of the type that this TypeConverter is associated with, using the specified context, given a set of property values for the object. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method GetConvertFromExceptionReturns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Protected method GetConvertToExceptionReturns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetCreateInstanceSupportedReturns whether changing a value on this object requires a call to the CreateInstance method to create a new value. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetCreateInstanceSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether changing a value on this object requires a call to CreateInstance to create a new value, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetProperties(Object)Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute)Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter, using the specified context and attributes. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetPropertiesSupportedReturns whether this object supports properties. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetPropertiesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether this object supports properties, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesReturns a collection of standard values from the default context for the data type this type converter is designed for. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValues(ITypeDescriptorContext)Gets a collection that contains a set of standard values for the data type this validator is designed for. Returns if the data type does not support a standard set of values. (Overrides TypeConverterGetStandardValues(ITypeDescriptorContext).)
Public method GetStandardValuesExclusiveReturns whether the collection of standard values returned from GetStandardValues is an exclusive list. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesExclusive(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether the collection of standard values returned from GetStandardValues is an exclusive list of possible values, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesSupportedReturns whether this object supports a standard set of values that can be picked from a list. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Indicates whether this object supports a standard set of values that can be picked from a list. (Overrides TypeConverterGetStandardValuesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext).)
Public method GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method IsValid(Object)Returns whether the given value object is valid for this type. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method IsValid(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Returns whether the given value object is valid for this type and for the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Protected method MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method SortPropertiesSorts a collection of properties. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Remarks

A type converter is used to convert values between data types. A type converter also supports property configuration at design time by providing text-to-value conversion or a list of values that users can select from. Access the ImageFormatConverter class through the TypeDescriptor class by calling the GetConverter method.

The ImageFormatConverter converts to and from known image formats, as specified in the ImageFormat class.

NoteNote

If you want to convert between image formats, such as converting between BMP and JPEG, use one of the ImageSave methods that takes an ImageFormat object as a parameter.

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
Thread Safety
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.