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DataGridViewClipboardCopyMode Enumeration

Note: This enumeration is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Defines constants that indicate whether content is copied from a DataGridView control to the Clipboard.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

'Declaration
Public Enumeration DataGridViewClipboardCopyMode
'Usage
Dim instance As DataGridViewClipboardCopyMode

public enum DataGridViewClipboardCopyMode
public enum DataGridViewClipboardCopyMode

 Member nameDescription
DisableCopying to the Clipboard is disabled. 
EnableAlwaysIncludeHeaderTextThe text values of selected cells can be copied to the Clipboard. Header text is included for rows and columns that contain selected cells.  
EnableWithAutoHeaderTextThe text values of selected cells can be copied to the Clipboard. Row or column header text is included for rows or columns that contain selected cells only when the DataGridView.SelectionMode property is set to RowHeaderSelect or ColumnHeaderSelect and at least one header is selected.  
EnableWithoutHeaderTextThe text values of selected cells can be copied to the Clipboard. Header text is not included. 

This enumeration is used by the ClipboardCopyMode property to indicate whether users can copy the text values of selected cells to the Clipboard and whether row and column header text is included.

The following code example demonstrates how to enable copying in the DataGridView control. For the complete example, see How to: Enable Users to Copy Multiple Cells to the Clipboard from the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load

    ' Initialize the DataGridView control.
    Me.DataGridView1.ColumnCount = 5
    Me.DataGridView1.Rows.Add(New String() {"A", "B", "C", "D", "E"})
    Me.DataGridView1.Rows.Add(New String() {"F", "G", "H", "I", "J"})
    Me.DataGridView1.Rows.Add(New String() {"K", "L", "M", "N", "O"})
    Me.DataGridView1.Rows.Add(New String() {"P", "Q", "R", "S", "T"})
    Me.DataGridView1.Rows.Add(New String() {"U", "V", "W", "X", "Y"})
    Me.DataGridView1.AutoResizeColumns()
    Me.DataGridView1.ClipboardCopyMode = _
        DataGridViewClipboardCopyMode.EnableWithoutHeaderText

End Sub

Private Sub PasteButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles PasteButton.Click

    If Me.DataGridView1.GetCellCount( _
        DataGridViewElementStates.Selected) > 0 Then

        Try

            ' Add the selection to the clipboard.
            Clipboard.SetDataObject( _
                Me.DataGridView1.GetClipboardContent())

            ' Replace the text box contents with the clipboard text.
            Me.TextBox1.Text = Clipboard.GetText()

        Catch ex As System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException
            Me.TextBox1.Text = _
                "The Clipboard could not be accessed. Please try again."
        End Try

    End If

End Sub

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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