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DataObject.GetDataPresent Method (String)

Determines whether data stored in this DataObject is associated with, or can be converted to, the specified format.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual bool GetDataPresent(
	string format
)

Parameters

format
Type: System.String

The format to check for. See DataFormats for predefined formats.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if data stored in this DataObject is associated with, or can be converted to, the specified format; otherwise, false.

Implements

IDataObject.GetDataPresent(String)

Call this method to determine whether a format exists before calling GetData. Call GetFormats for the formats that are available in this DataObject.

NoteNote

Data can be converted to another format if it was stored specifying that conversion is allowed, and if the requested format is compatible with the stored format. For example, data stored as Unicode can be converted to text.

NoteNote

If no data can be retrieved, no exception will be thrown. Instead, false will be returned.

The following code example determines whether data currently stored in this DataObject is associated with, or can be converted to, a specified format. A new DataObject is initialized with a string and its associated format specified as text.

Then the examples prints whether text data exists in the DataObject. This code requires that textBox1 has been created.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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