PointConverter PointConverter PointConverter PointConverter Class

Definition

Converts a Point object from one data type to another.

public ref class PointConverter : System::ComponentModel::TypeConverter
public class PointConverter : System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter
type PointConverter = class
    inherit TypeConverter
Public Class PointConverter
Inherits TypeConverter
Inheritance
PointConverterPointConverterPointConverterPointConverter

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the PointConverter and the Subtraction operator. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste this code into a form and call the ShowPointConverter method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs .

void ShowPointConverter( PaintEventArgs^ e )
{
   // Create the PointConverter.
   System::ComponentModel::TypeConverter^ converter = System::ComponentModel::TypeDescriptor::GetConverter( Point::typeid );
   Point point1 =  *dynamic_cast<Point^>(converter->ConvertFromString( "200, 200" ));

   // Use the subtraction operator to get a second point.
   Point point2 = point1 - System::Drawing::Size( 190, 190 );

   // Draw a line between the two points.
   e->Graphics->DrawLine( Pens::Black, point1, point2 );
}
private void ShowPointConverter(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create the PointConverter.
    System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter converter = 
        System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(typeof(Point));

    Point point1 = (Point) converter.ConvertFromString("200, 200");

    // Use the subtraction operator to get a second point.
    Point point2 = point1 - new Size(190, 190);

    // Draw a line between the two points.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(Pens.Black, point1, point2);
}
Private Sub ShowPointConverter(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

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

    Dim point1 As Point = _
        CType(converter.ConvertFromString("200, 200"), Point)

    ' Use the subtraction operator to get a second point.
    Dim point2 As Point = Point.op_Subtraction(point1, _
        New Size(190, 190))

    ' Draw a line between the two points.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(Pens.Black, point1, point2)
End Sub

Remarks

The PointConverter class is typically used for creating a design-time experience for controls that have properties that are of type Point, and is used to convert points to strings for display in a designer and to convert strings entered in a designer to a Point object. Access this class through the TypeDescriptor object.

Constructors

PointConverter() PointConverter() PointConverter() PointConverter()

Initializes a new instance of the PointConverter class.

Methods

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

Determines if this converter can convert an object in the given 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 a Point object.

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 the specified 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 instance of this type given a 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)
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 if changing a value on this object should require a call to CreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary) 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 return any properties.

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 if this object supports properties. By default, this 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