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.NET Framework Class Library
NameReferenceConverter Class

Provides type conversion to convert a string name into an object reference to the object with that name, or to return the name of an object from the object graph.

Inheritance Hierarchy
SystemObject
   System.ComponentModelTypeConverter
    System.Windows.MarkupNameReferenceConverter

Namespace:   System.Windows.Markup
Assembly:  System.Xaml (in System.Xaml.dll)
Syntax
Public Class NameReferenceConverter _
	Inherits [%$TOPIC/ee474857_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_0%]
public class NameReferenceConverter : [%$TOPIC/ee474857_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_0%]
public ref class NameReferenceConverter : public [%$TOPIC/ee474857_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_0%]
type NameReferenceConverter =  
    class 
        inherit [%$TOPIC/ee474857_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_0%] 
    end
public class NameReferenceConverter extends [%$TOPIC/ee474857_en-us_VS_110_2_0_4_0_0%]

The NameReferenceConverter type exposes the following members.

Constructors
  NameDescription
Public method NameReferenceConverterInitializes a new instance of the NameReferenceConverter 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)Returns whether this converter can convert an object of one type to another object. (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)Returns a value that indicates whether the converter can convert an object to the specified destination type. (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 provided object to another object, using the specified context and culture information. (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 an object to the specified type. This is intended to return XAML reference names for objects in an object graph. (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)Returns a collection of standard values for the data type this type converter is designed for when provided with a format context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
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)Returns whether this object supports a standard set of values that can be picked from a list, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
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

This class provides a type converter wrapper around two services.

The ConvertFrom implementation uses IXamlNameResolver service from context to perform the resolution of an object by name in XAML. This is part of the relevant XAML reader and XAML writer implementations in .NET Framework XAML Services. Proper function of this converter requires that the IXamlNameResolver service is available from service context.

The ConvertTo implementation uses IXamlNameProvider service from context to perform the resolution of a reference name for an object during save/serialization. This is part of the relevant reader and writer implementations and their context. Proper function of this converter requires that there be an underlying IXamlNameProvider service available.

This type converter implementation is atypical for the TypeConverter base type because it is not scoped to a discrete conversion type. It can potentially convert any object to and from a referencing name so long as that object could have a name assigned to it in XAML, and the supporting context has the necessary services to return results.

As part of general services support, the System.Xaml base implementation of XamlObjectWriter and XamlXmlWriter provide IXamlNameProvider and IXamlNameResolver services for use by NameReferenceConverter. The name basis for these services uses either x:Name or a RuntimeNamePropertyAttribute attributed alias property.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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.