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IDataObject.GetDataPresent Method (String)

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

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

'Declaration
Function GetDataPresent ( _
	format As String _
) As Boolean

Parameters

format
Type: System.String

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

Return Value

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

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

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.

For an implementation of this method, see DataObject.GetDataPresent.

This example uses the DataObject class, which implements IDataObject, to demonstrate the use of the GetDataPresent method. First, it creates a data object using a string and the Text format. Then it verifies that the data is present in the Text format and displays the results in a message box. The example assumes that you have created a Form named Form1.

Private Sub TestDataObject()
    ' Creates a new data object using a string and the Text format. 
    Dim myString As New String("Hello World!")
    Dim myDataObject As New DataObject(DataFormats.Text, myString)

    ' Checks whether the data is present in the Text format and displays the result. 
    If (myDataObject.GetDataPresent(DataFormats.Text)) Then
        MessageBox.Show("The stored data is in the Text format.", "Test Result")
    Else
        MessageBox.Show("The stored data is not in the Text format.", "Test Result")
    End If 
End Sub 'TestDataObject

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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