Defines methods for converting between typed values and strings.

Namespace: Simol
Assembly: Simol (in Simol.dll) Version:


public interface ITypeFormatter
Visual Basic
Public Interface ITypeFormatter
Visual C++
public interface class ITypeFormatter


The .NET class libraries provide several standard classes and interfaces for performing type conversion (TypeConverter, IConvertible, and IFormattable). But these standard conversion patterns are not ideal for SimpleDB formatting. They are either overly complex, coupled to specific implementation classes, or designed for one-way conversion to strings. ITypeFormatter provides a simple interface for defining arbitrary, bi-directional conversion between strings and .NET Types.

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