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C# Coding Standard

Rule:  10@404

Synopsis:Only implement casts that operate on the complete object
Severity Level:2
Category:Data types


In other words, do not cast one type to another using a member of the source type. For example, a Button class has a string property Name. It is valid to cast the Button to the Control (since Button is a Control), but it is not valid to cast the Button to a string by returning the value of the Name property.