TypeConverter.ConvertTo Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type)

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Converts the specified value object to the specified type.

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


Public Overridable Function ConvertTo ( _
    context As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
    culture As CultureInfo, _
    value As Object, _
    destinationType As Type _
) As Object
public virtual Object ConvertTo(
    ITypeDescriptorContext context,
    CultureInfo culture,
    Object value,
    Type destinationType


  • destinationType
    Type: System.Type
    The type to convert the object to.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The converted object.


Exception Condition

ConvertTo not implemented in base TypeConverter.


Notes to Inheritors

For use as a type converter for custom-type attribute handling in Silverlight XAML, you do not need to implement this method (it is not called by the Silverlight XAML parser for type conversion purposes). However , you might still want to implement a practical behavior for ConvertTo as a best practice.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.