FORMATETC Structure

 

Represents a generalized Clipboard format.

Namespace:   System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public struct FORMATETC

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Indicates whether this instance and a specified object are equal.(Inherited from ValueType.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from ValueType.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns the fully qualified type name of this instance.(Inherited from ValueType.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubfieldcfFormat

Specifies the particular clipboard format of interest.

System_CAPS_pubfielddwAspect

Specifies one of the DVASPECT enumeration constants that indicates how much detail should be contained in the rendering.

System_CAPS_pubfieldlindex

Specifies part of the aspect when the data must be split across page boundaries.

System_CAPS_pubfieldptd

Specifies a pointer to a DVTARGETDEVICE structure containing information about the target device that the data is being composed for.

System_CAPS_pubfieldtymed

Specifies one of the TYMED enumeration constants, which indicates the type of storage medium used to transfer the object's data.

The FORMATETC structure encompass a target device, the aspect or view of the data, and a storage medium indicator. Instead of a Clipboard format, OLE uses a FORMATETC data structure instead. This structure is used as a parameter in OLE functions and methods that require data format information.

For more information about the FORMATETC structure, see the MSDN Library.

The common language runtime throws an exception when a COM method in native code returns an HRESULT. For more information, see How to: Map HRESULTs and Exceptions.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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