Clipboard.ContainsText Method

Queries the Clipboard for the presence of data in the UnicodeText format.

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

public static bool ContainsText()

Return Value

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

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

The UnicodeText data format denotes 16-bit character encoded Unicode, also referred to as UTF-16, and USC-2.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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