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DataObject.SetFileDropList Method

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

Adds a collection of file names to the data object in the FileDrop format.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

public virtual void SetFileDropList (
	StringCollection filePaths
public void SetFileDropList (
	StringCollection filePaths
public function SetFileDropList (
	filePaths : StringCollection



A StringCollection containing the file names.

Exception typeCondition


filePaths is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

A file drop list is a collection of strings containing path information for files.

A file drop list is stored in a data object as a String array. This method converts filePaths to a String array before adding it to the data object.

To retrieve a file drop list from the data object, first use the ContainsFileDropList method to determine whether the data object contains data in that format before retrieving it with the GetFileDropList method.

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