TypeExtensionsRegisterTypeConverterTConverter Method

Registers a type converter for a type.


Namespace: KGySoft.CoreLibraries
Assembly: KGySoft.CoreLibraries (in KGySoft.CoreLibraries.dll) Version: 8.0.0
public static void RegisterTypeConverter<TConverter>(
	this Type type
where TConverter : TypeConverter


type  Type
The Type to be associated with the new TConverter.

Type Parameters

The TypeConverter to be registered.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type Type. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).


After calling this method the TypeDescriptor.GetConverter method will return the converter defined in TConverter.

To remove the registered converter and restore the previous one call the UnregisterTypeConverter method.


If you want to permanently set a custom converter for a type, then it is recommended to register it at the start of your application or service. It is also possible to register a converter temporarily, and then restore the previous converter by calling the UnregisterTypeConverter method but then you must make sure there is no running concurrent operation on a different thread that expects to use an other converter for the same type.

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