Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)
The metafile format is a Windows file that stores an image in terms of graphic objects rather than pixels. When resized, a metafile preserves an image better than a bitmap.
Special considerations may be necessary when using the metafile format with the clipboard. Due to a limitation in the current implementation of the DataObject class, the metafile format used by the .NET Framework may not be recognized by applications that use an older metafile format. In this case, you must interoperate with the Win32 Clipboard application programming interfaces (APIs). For more information, see article 323530, "Metafiles on Clipboard Are Not Visible to All Applications," in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com.
This field is used by the IDataObject interface and the DataObject class to specify the data type.
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 EditionThe Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.