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TypeConverterCanConvertFrom Method

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
virtual bool CanConvertFrom(
	ITypeDescriptorContext^ context,
	Type^ sourceType
abstract CanConvertFrom : 
        context:ITypeDescriptorContext *
        sourceType:Type -> bool
override CanConvertFrom : 
        context:ITypeDescriptorContext *
        sourceType:Type -> bool
Public Overridable Function CanConvertFrom (
	context As ITypeDescriptorContext,
	sourceType As Type
) As Boolean



An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.


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

Return Value


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.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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