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Clipboard.ContainsText Method (TextDataFormat)

Queries the Clipboard for the presence of data in a text data format.

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

public static bool ContainsText(
	TextDataFormat format


Type: System.Windows.TextDataFormat

A member of the TextDataFormat enumeration that specifies the text data format to query for.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Clipboard contains data in the specified text data format; otherwise, false.


format does not specify a valid member of TextDataFormat.

This method returns true only if the specified data format exists natively in the data object; this method does not check for the presence of auto-convertible data formats.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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