Implement System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter in WinRT APIs
TypeConverter is helpful because it allows the author of a type to provide intrinsic support for determining to/from which types a type may be converted and actually converting between types - most typically for converting to/from string but other types as well.
Tim Heuer did a quick write up. Keeping it open until the documentation is on Docs.
@Rolf - To support older versions of Windows 10 would still require a system update :) Most devices have been upgraded to Anniversary Update and we're great pickup already for Anniversary Update. I'd be willing to bet you'll see a similar adoption curve.
Rolf van Kuijen commented
Will it be possible to use it apps that that target Creators update but with minimum lower like Anniversay?
Otherwise it is a feature that is way too late as many companies will not be in Creators update for a long time and not to mention some of the mobile/IoT devices that will not have Creators update.
Thomas Schmidt commented
CreateFromString might help in some scenarios, but a TypeConverter is really needed for porting old code to .netcore resp. UWP.
Almost a year out from the last comment and still in the backlog?
Thijs van Tiem commented
Would be an improvement!
Laurent Bugnion commented
I just want to do CommandParameter="False", is it that crazy? ;-)
Daren May commented
A capability that is sorely missed.
Morten Nielsen commented
This is seriously hindering us in creating a Controls SDK that has meaningful type-safe properties, yet are easy to assign in XAML.
Brian Lagunas commented
This is a must, and is a real barrier for control vendors.