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Clipboard.GetAudioStream Method

Retrieves an audio stream from the Clipboard.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public static Stream GetAudioStream ()
public static Stream GetAudioStream ()
public static function GetAudioStream () : Stream
Not applicable.

Return Value

A Stream containing audio data or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the Clipboard does not contain any data in the WaveAudio format.
Exception typeCondition

ExternalException

The Clipboard could not be cleared. This typically occurs when the Clipboard is being used by another process.

ThreadStateException

The current thread is not in single-threaded apartment (STA) mode. Add the STAThreadAttribute to your application's Main method.

Use the ContainsAudio method to determine whether the Clipboard contains audio data before retrieving it with this method.

Use the SetAudio method to add audio data to the Clipboard.

NoteNote:

The Clipboard class can only be used in threads set to single thread apartment (STA) mode. To use this class, ensure that your Main method is marked with the STAThreadAttribute attribute.

The following example demonstrates this member.

// Demonstrates SetAudio, ContainsAudio, and GetAudioStream.
public System.IO.Stream SwapClipboardAudio(
    System.IO.Stream replacementAudioStream)
{
    System.IO.Stream returnAudioStream = null;
    if (Clipboard.ContainsAudio())
    {
        returnAudioStream = Clipboard.GetAudioStream();
        Clipboard.SetAudio(replacementAudioStream);
    }
    return returnAudioStream;
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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