DataObject.GetData Method (String, Boolean)

Returns a data object in a specified format, optionally converting the data to the specified format.

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

public Object GetData(
	string format,
	bool autoConvert


Type: System.String

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

Type: System.Boolean

true to attempt to automatically convert the data to the specified format; false for no data format conversion.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
A data object with the data in the specified format, or null if the data is unavailable in the specified format.
If the autoConvert parameter is true and the data cannot be converted to the specified format, or if automatic conversion is disabled (by calling SetData with the autoConvert parameter set to false), this method returns null.


IDataObject.GetData(String, Boolean)


format is null.

.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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