DataObject::GetData Method (String)

Returns data in a format specified by a string.

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

public:
virtual Object^ GetData(
	String^ format
) sealed

Parameters

format
Type: System::String

A string that specifies the format for the data. For a set of predefined data formats, see the DataFormats class.

Return Value

Type: System::Object
An object that contains the data in the specified format, or nullptr if the data is unavailable in the specified format.

Implements

IDataObject::GetData(String)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

format is nullptr.

The following example uses this method to first check whether a specified data format is available (natively or by auto-convert); if the specified format is available, the example retrieves the data by using the GetData(String) method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

The following example code uses the GetDataPresent(String, Boolean) method to first check if a specified data format is available natively (auto-convertible data formats are filtered); if the specified format is available, the example retrieves the data by using the GetData(String) method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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