Friday, 24 February 2012

How to Convert a Value to a Type when both defined in String?

static void Main(string[] args) {
   
Object result =
       
ConvertValue(
           
"System.Nullable`1[[System.DateTime, mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]]",
           
"2012-02-23 10:00:00");
 }

 
public static Object ConvertValue(string typeInString, string value) {
   
Type originalType = Type.GetType(typeInString);

   
var underlyingType = Nullable.GetUnderlyingType(originalType);

   
// if underlyingType has null value, it means the original type wasn't nullable
   
object instance = Convert.ChangeType(value, underlyingType ?? originalType);

   
return instance; } 

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