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DataObject.IDataObject.EnumFormatEtc Method

Creates an object for enumerating the FORMATETC structures for a data object. These structures are used in calls to GetData or SetData.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
private abstract EnumFormatEtc : 
        dwDirection:DATADIR -> IEnumFORMATETC  
private override EnumFormatEtc : 
        dwDirection:DATADIR -> IEnumFORMATETC


Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.DATADIR

One of the DATADIR values that specifies the direction of the data.

Return Value

Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.IEnumFORMATETC
This method supports the standard return values E_INVALIDARG and E_OUTOFMEMORY, as well as the following:




The enumerator object was successfully created.


The direction specified by the direction parameter is not supported.


Requests that OLE enumerate the formats from the registry.



This member is an explicit interface member implementation. It can be used only when the DataObject instance is cast to an IDataObject interface.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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