TypeTypeConverter vs. TypeNameConverter

Some time ago I complained about the fact that a TypeConverter for Types was missing from the .NET Framework.

At the time I had search for one in the framework but only found internal or private implementations.

As it turns out, the version 2.0 of the .NET Framework introduced a TypeNameConverter that does practically the same thing as my TypeTypeConverter, beside the poor naming.

I say poor naming because the documentation for TypeConverter states that “The most common type of converter is one that converts to and from a text representation.“. This converter does not convert from text to a Type Name but to an instance of Type. Nevertheless, it’s in the framework and you should use this one instead of mine.