TypeConverter.ConvertTo Method (Object, Type)

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Converts the specified value object to the specified type.

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


Public Function ConvertTo ( _
    value As Object, _
    destinationType As Type _
) As Object
public Object ConvertTo(
    Object value,
    Type destinationType


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

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The converted object.


A call to this method forwards the call to ConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type), with nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) passed for context, current culture for culture, and the destinationType of the original call.

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.