Visual Basic Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

GetFormat Method (ActiveX Controls)

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Returns an integer indicating whether an item on the Clipboard object matches a specified format. Doesn't support named argument.


object.GetFormat (format)

The GetFormat method syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object Required. An object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.
format Required. A value or constant that specifies the Clipboard object format, as described in Settings. Parentheses must enclose the constant or value.


The settings for format are:

Constant Value Description
vbCFLink &HBF00 DDE conversation information
vbCFText 1 Text
vbCFBitmap 2 Bitmap (.bmp files)
vbCFMetafile 3 Metafile (.wmf files)
vbCFDIB 8 Device-independent bitmap (DIB)
vbCFPalette 9 Color palette


These constants are listed in the Visual Basic (VB) object library in the Object Browser.

The GetFormat method returns True if an item on the Clipboard object matches the specified format. Otherwise, it returns False.

For vbCFDIB and vbCFBitmap formats, whatever color palette is on the Clipboard is used when the graphic is displayed.