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This method is called by an object containing a data source to transfer data to the object that implements this method.

  FORMATETC* pFormatetc,
  STGMEDIUM* pmedium,
  BOOL fRelease


[in] Pointer to the FORMATETC structure defining the format used by the data object when interpreting the data contained in the storage medium.


[in] Pointer to the STGMEDIUM structure defining the storage medium in which the data is being passed.


[in] If TRUE, the data object called, which implements IDataObject::SetData, owns the storage medium after the call returns. This means it must free the medium after it has been used by calling the ReleaseStgMedium function.

If FALSE, the caller retains ownership of the storage medium and the data object called uses the storage medium for the duration of the call only.

This method supports the standard return values E_FAIL, E_INVALIDARG, E_UNEXPECTED, and E_OUTOFMEMORY.

The following table shows the additional return values for this method.

Value Description


Data was successfully transferred.


This method is not implemented for the data object.


Invalid value for lindex; currently, only -1 is supported.


Invalid value for pFormatetc.


Invalid TYMED value.


Invalid dwAspect value.


The object application is not running.

IDataObject::SetData allows another object to attempt to send data to the implementing data object. A data object implements this method if it supports receiving data from another object. If it does not support this, it should be implemented to return E_NOTIMPL.

The caller allocates the storage medium indicated by the pmedium, in which the data is passed. The data object called does not take ownership of the data until it has successfully received it and no error code is returned.

The value of the fRelease parameter indicates the ownership of the medium after the call returns.

FALSE indicates the caller still owns the medium and the data object only has the use of it during the call.

TRUE indicates that the data object now owns it and must release it when it is no longer needed.

The type of medium (TYMED) specified in the pformatetc and pmedium parameters must be the same. For example, one cannot be an hGlobal (global handle) and the other a stream.

To determine whether the platform supports this interface, see Determining Supported COM APIs.

Headerobjidl.h, objidl.idl
Libraryole32.lib, uuid.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 3.0 and later
Windows MobileWindows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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