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StandardDataFormats.Text | text property

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

A read-only property that returns the format ID string value corresponding to the Text format.


var text = Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer.StandardDataFormats.text;

public static string Text { get; }

Public Shared ReadOnly Property Text As String

static property String^ Text { 
   String^ get();

Property value

Type: String [JavaScript] | System.String [.NET] | Platform::String [C++]

The format ID string value corresponding to the Text format.


This example demonstrates the use of the Text property. To use the code in this example, add an event listener to your app to handle the activated event. Then put this code in the function that this event listener calls.

//To see this code in action, add a call to ShareSouceLoad to your constructor or other
//initializing function.
private void ShareSourceLoad()
    DataTransferManager dataTransferManager = DataTransferManager.GetForCurrentView();
    dataTransferManager.DataRequested += new TypedEventHandler<DataTransferManager, DataRequestedEventArgs>(this.DataRequested);

private void DataRequested(DataTransferManager sender, DataRequestedEventArgs e)
    DataRequest request = e.Request;
    request.Data.Properties.Title = "Share Text Example";
    request.Data.Properties.Description = "An example of how to share text.";
    request.Data.SetText("Hello World!");

function registerForShare() {
    var dataTransferManager = Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer.DataTransferManager.getForCurrentView();
    dataTransferManager.addEventListener("datarequested", shareTextHandler);

function shareTextHandler(e) {
    var request = e.request; = "Share Text Example"; = "A demonstration that shows how to share.";"Hello World!");


Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 and Windows Runtime apps]


Windows::ApplicationModel::DataTransfer [C++]



See also