Retrieves data from the Clipboard in the specified format.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
Use the ContainsData method to determine whether the Clipboard contains data in the specified format or a compatible format before retrieving it with this method.
If this method cannot find data in the specified format, it attempts to convert the data to the format. If the data cannot be converted to the specified format, or if the data was stored with automatic conversion set to false, this method returns null.
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.
Use the SetData method to add data to the Clipboard in a particular format.
The following example demonstrates this member.
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.