ConvertEventArgs ConvertEventArgs ConvertEventArgs ConvertEventArgs Class

Definition

Provides data for the Format and Parse events.

public ref class ConvertEventArgs : EventArgs
public class ConvertEventArgs : EventArgs
type ConvertEventArgs = class
    inherit EventArgs
Public Class ConvertEventArgs
Inherits EventArgs
Inheritance
ConvertEventArgsConvertEventArgsConvertEventArgsConvertEventArgs
Derived

Examples

The following code example creates a Binding, adds a ConvertEventHandler delegate to both the Parse and Format events, and uses the DataBindings property to add the Binding to the BindingsCollection of a TextBox control. The DecimalToCurrencyString event delegate, which is added to the Format event, uses the ToString method to format the bound value (a Decimal type) as currency. The CurrencyStringToDecimal event delegate, which is added to the Parse event, converts the value displayed by the control back to the Decimal type.

private:
   void DecimalToCurrencyString( Object^ /*sender*/, ConvertEventArgs^ cevent )
   {
      // The method converts only to string type. Test this using the DesiredType.
      if ( cevent->DesiredType != String::typeid )
      {
         return;
      }
      
      // Use the ToString method to format the value as currency ("c").
      cevent->Value = ( (Decimal^)(cevent->Value) )->ToString( "c" );
   }

   void CurrencyStringToDecimal( Object^ /*sender*/, ConvertEventArgs^ cevent )
   {
      // The method converts back to decimal type only. 
      if ( cevent->DesiredType != Decimal::typeid )
      {
         return;
      }
      
      // Converts the string back to decimal using the static Parse method.
      cevent->Value = Decimal::Parse( cevent->Value->ToString(),
         NumberStyles::Currency, nullptr );
   }

   void BindControl()
   {
      // Creates the binding first. The OrderAmount is typed as Decimal.
      Binding^ b = gcnew Binding(
         "Text",ds,"customers.custToOrders.OrderAmount" );
      
      // Adds the delegates to the events.
      b->Format += gcnew ConvertEventHandler(
         this, &Form1::DecimalToCurrencyString );
      b->Parse += gcnew ConvertEventHandler(
         this, &Form1::CurrencyStringToDecimal );
      text1->DataBindings->Add( b );
   }
private void DecimalToCurrencyString(object sender, ConvertEventArgs cevent)
{
   // The method converts only to string type. Test this using the DesiredType.
   if(cevent.DesiredType != typeof(string)) return;

   // Use the ToString method to format the value as currency ("c").
   cevent.Value = ((decimal) cevent.Value).ToString("c");
}

private void CurrencyStringToDecimal(object sender, ConvertEventArgs cevent)
{
   // The method converts back to decimal type only. 
   if(cevent.DesiredType != typeof(decimal)) return;

   // Converts the string back to decimal using the static Parse method.
   cevent.Value = Decimal.Parse(cevent.Value.ToString(),
   NumberStyles.Currency, null);
}

private void BindControl()
{
   // Creates the binding first. The OrderAmount is typed as Decimal.
   Binding b = new Binding
   ("Text", ds, "customers.custToOrders.OrderAmount");
   // Adds the delegates to the events.
   b.Format += new ConvertEventHandler(DecimalToCurrencyString);
   b.Parse += new ConvertEventHandler(CurrencyStringToDecimal);
   text1.DataBindings.Add(b);
}

Private Sub DecimalToCurrencyString(sender As Object, cevent As ConvertEventArgs)
   ' The method converts only to string type. Test this using the DesiredType.
   If Not cevent.DesiredType Is GetType(String) Then
      Return
   End If 
   ' Use the ToString method to format the value as currency ("c").
   cevent.Value = CDec(cevent.Value).ToString("c")
End Sub 'DecimalToCurrencyString
 
 
Private Sub CurrencyStringToDecimal(sender As Object, cevent As ConvertEventArgs)
   ' The method converts back to decimal type only. 
   If Not cevent.DesiredType Is GetType(Decimal) Then
      Return
   End If 
   ' Converts the string back to decimal using the shared Parse method.
   cevent.Value = Decimal.Parse(cevent.Value.ToString, _
   NumberStyles.Currency, nothing)

End Sub 'CurrencyStringToDecimal
 
 
Private Sub BindControl()
   ' Creates the binding first. The OrderAmount is typed as Decimal.
   Dim b As New Binding("Text", ds, "customers.custToOrders.OrderAmount")
   ' Adds the delegates to the events.
   AddHandler b.Format, AddressOf DecimalToCurrencyString
   AddHandler b.Parse, AddressOf CurrencyStringToDecimal
   text1.DataBindings.Add(b)
End Sub 'BindControl

Remarks

The ConvertEventArgs is used to format and unformat values displayed by a Windows Forms control that is bound to data through a Binding object. The Format event occurs whenever a control property is bound to a value and the Parse event occurs whenever the bound value changes.

The Format and Parse events allow you to create custom formats for displaying data. For example, if the data in a table is of type Decimal, you can specify that the data should be displayed in the local currency format--by setting the Value property of the ConvertEventArgs to the formatted value in the Format event. You must consequently unformat the displayed value in the Parse event.

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

Constructors

ConvertEventArgs(Object, Type) ConvertEventArgs(Object, Type) ConvertEventArgs(Object, Type) ConvertEventArgs(Object, Type)

Initializes a new instance of the ConvertEventArgs class.

Properties

DesiredType DesiredType DesiredType DesiredType

Gets the data type of the desired value.

Value Value Value Value

Gets or sets the value of the ConvertEventArgs.

Methods

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

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

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See also