Commons Convert

Commons-Convert aims to provide a single library dedicated to the task of converting an object of one type to another. The first stage will focus on Object to String and String to Object conversions. All help is gratefully received.


  • To provide a simple mechanism for converting one arbitrary Java object into another
  • Enable different sets of converters to be used under different circumstances
  • Provide a default library of converters
  • Allow for conversion of types that have not been specifically registered
  • Support locale-sensitive conversions for internationalization
  • Support conversion of collections and arrays


  • This code is in the commons sandbox
  • The code is unreleased
  • Methods and classes can and will appear and disappear without warning
  • If you like the code and want to push it towards a release, join the mailing list!



None. This is a sandbox component.