FontConverter FontConverter FontConverter FontConverter Class

Definition

Converts Font objects from one data type to another.

public ref class FontConverter : System::ComponentModel::TypeConverter
public class FontConverter : System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter
type FontConverter = class
    inherit TypeConverter
Public Class FontConverter
Inherits TypeConverter
Inheritance
FontConverterFontConverterFontConverterFontConverter

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the FontConverter to convert a Font to and from a string. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste this code into a form and call the ShowFontStringConversion method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

void ShowFontStringConversion( PaintEventArgs^ e )
{
   // Create the FontConverter.
   System::ComponentModel::TypeConverter^ converter =
         System::ComponentModel::TypeDescriptor::GetConverter( System::Drawing::Font::typeid );
   System::Drawing::Font^ font1 = dynamic_cast<System::Drawing::Font^>(converter->ConvertFromString( "Arial, 12pt" ));
   String^ fontName1 = converter->ConvertToInvariantString( font1 );
   String^ fontName2 = converter->ConvertToString( font1 );
   e->Graphics->DrawString( fontName1, font1, Brushes::Red, 10, 10 );
   e->Graphics->DrawString( fontName2, font1, Brushes::Blue, 10, 30 );
}
private void ShowFontStringConversion(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create the FontConverter.
    System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter converter = 
        System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(typeof(Font));

    Font font1 = (Font) converter.ConvertFromString("Arial, 12pt");

    string fontName1 = converter.ConvertToInvariantString(font1);
    string fontName2 = converter.ConvertToString(font1);

    e.Graphics.DrawString(fontName1, font1, Brushes.Red, 10, 10);
    e.Graphics.DrawString(fontName2, font1, Brushes.Blue, 10, 30);
}
Private Sub ShowFontStringConversion(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create the FontConverter.
    Dim converter As System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter = _
        System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(GetType(Font))

    Dim font1 As Font = _
        CType(converter.ConvertFromString("Arial, 12pt"), Font)

    Dim fontName1 As String = _
        converter.ConvertToInvariantString(font1)
    Dim fontName2 As String = converter.ConvertToString(font1)

    e.Graphics.DrawString(fontName1, font1, Brushes.Red, 10, 10)
    e.Graphics.DrawString(fontName2, font1, Brushes.Blue, 10, 30)
End Sub

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 FontConverter class through the TypeDescriptor class by calling the GetConverter method.

Constructors

FontConverter() FontConverter() FontConverter() FontConverter()

Initializes a new FontConverter object.

Methods

CanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type) CanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type) CanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type) CanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Determines whether this converter can convert an object in the specified source type to the native type of the converter.

CanConvertFrom(Type) CanConvertFrom(Type) CanConvertFrom(Type) CanConvertFrom(Type)

Returns whether this converter can convert an object of the given type to the type of this converter.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
CanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type) CanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type) CanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type) CanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)

Gets a value indicating whether this converter can convert an object to the given destination type using the context.

CanConvertTo(Type) CanConvertTo(Type) CanConvertTo(Type) CanConvertTo(Type)

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

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object) ConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object) ConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object) ConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)

Converts the specified object to the native type of the converter.

ConvertFrom(Object) ConvertFrom(Object) ConvertFrom(Object) ConvertFrom(Object)

Converts the given value to the type of this converter.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertFromInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String) ConvertFromInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String) ConvertFromInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String) ConvertFromInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String)

Converts the given string to the type of this converter, using the invariant culture and the specified context.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertFromInvariantString(String) ConvertFromInvariantString(String) ConvertFromInvariantString(String) ConvertFromInvariantString(String)

Converts the given string to the type of this converter, using the invariant culture.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, String) ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, String) ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, String) ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, String)

Converts the given text to an object, using the specified context and culture information.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String) ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String) ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String) ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String)

Converts the given text to an object, using the specified context.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertFromString(String) ConvertFromString(String) ConvertFromString(String) ConvertFromString(String)

Converts the specified text to an object.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type) ConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type) ConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type) ConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type)

Converts the specified object to another type.

ConvertTo(Object, Type) ConvertTo(Object, Type) ConvertTo(Object, Type) ConvertTo(Object, Type)

Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the arguments.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertToInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) ConvertToInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) ConvertToInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) ConvertToInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)

Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation, using the specified context.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertToInvariantString(Object) ConvertToInvariantString(Object) ConvertToInvariantString(Object) ConvertToInvariantString(Object)

Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object) ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object) ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object) ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)

Converts the given value to a string representation, using the specified context and culture information.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)

Converts the given value to a string representation, using the given context.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ConvertToString(Object) ConvertToString(Object) ConvertToString(Object) ConvertToString(Object)

Converts the specified value to a string representation.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
CreateInstance(IDictionary) CreateInstance(IDictionary) CreateInstance(IDictionary) CreateInstance(IDictionary)

Re-creates an Object given a set of property values for the object.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
CreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary) CreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary) CreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary) CreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary)

Creates an object of this type by using a specified set of property values for the object.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
Finalize() Finalize() Finalize() Finalize()

Allows the FontConverter to attempt to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the FontConverter is reclaimed by garbage collection.

GetConvertFromException(Object) GetConvertFromException(Object) GetConvertFromException(Object) GetConvertFromException(Object)

Returns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
GetConvertToException(Object, Type) GetConvertToException(Object, Type) GetConvertToException(Object, Type) GetConvertToException(Object, Type)

Returns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
GetCreateInstanceSupported() GetCreateInstanceSupported() GetCreateInstanceSupported() GetCreateInstanceSupported()

Returns whether changing a value on this object requires a call to the CreateInstance(IDictionary) method to create a new value.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
GetCreateInstanceSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetCreateInstanceSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetCreateInstanceSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetCreateInstanceSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)

Determines whether changing a value on this object should require a call to the CreateInstance method to create a new value.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) 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)
GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute[]) GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute[]) GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute[]) GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute[])

Retrieves the set of properties for this type. By default, a type does not have any properties to return.

GetProperties(Object) GetProperties(Object) GetProperties(Object) GetProperties(Object)

Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
GetPropertiesSupported() GetPropertiesSupported() GetPropertiesSupported() GetPropertiesSupported()

Returns whether this object supports properties.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
GetPropertiesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetPropertiesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetPropertiesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetPropertiesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)

Determines whether this object supports properties. The default is false.

GetStandardValues() GetStandardValues() GetStandardValues() GetStandardValues()

Returns a collection of standard values from the default context for the data type this type converter is designed for.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
GetStandardValues(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetStandardValues(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetStandardValues(ITypeDescriptorContext) 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)
GetStandardValuesExclusive() GetStandardValuesExclusive() GetStandardValuesExclusive() GetStandardValuesExclusive()

Returns whether the collection of standard values returned from GetStandardValues() is an exclusive list.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
GetStandardValuesExclusive(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetStandardValuesExclusive(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetStandardValuesExclusive(ITypeDescriptorContext) 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)
GetStandardValuesSupported() GetStandardValuesSupported() GetStandardValuesSupported() GetStandardValuesSupported()

Returns whether this object supports a standard set of values that can be picked from a list.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
GetStandardValuesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetStandardValuesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) GetStandardValuesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext) 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)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
IsValid(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) IsValid(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) IsValid(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object) IsValid(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)

Returns whether the given value object is valid for this type and for the specified context.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
IsValid(Object) IsValid(Object) IsValid(Object) IsValid(Object)

Returns whether the given value object is valid for this type.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
SortProperties(PropertyDescriptorCollection, String[]) SortProperties(PropertyDescriptorCollection, String[]) SortProperties(PropertyDescriptorCollection, String[]) SortProperties(PropertyDescriptorCollection, String[])

Sorts a collection of properties.

(Inherited from TypeConverter)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See also