ToObject Method

Enum.ToObject Method

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Returns an instance of the specified enumeration set to the specified value.

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

public static Object ToObject(
	Type enumType,
	Object value


Type: System.Type
An enumeration.
Type: System.Object
The value.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An enumeration object whose value is value.


enumType or value is null.


enumType is not an Enum.


value is not type SByte, Int16, Int32, Int64, Byte, UInt16, UInt32, or UInt64.

The ToObject(Type, Object) method converts the integral value value to an enumeration member whose underlying value is value. Note that the conversion succeeds even if value is outside the bounds of enumType members. To ensure that value is a valid underlying value of the enumType enumeration, pass it to the IsDefined method.

This conversion method returns a value of type Object. You can then cast it or convert it to an object of type enumType.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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