DataObject.GetDataPresent Method (String)

 

Determines whether data stored in this DataObject is associated with, or can be converted to, the specified format.

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

public virtual bool GetDataPresent(
	string format
)

Parameters

format
Type: System.String

The format to check for. See DataFormats for predefined formats.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if data stored in this DataObject is associated with, or can be converted to, the specified format; otherwise, false.

Call this method to determine whether a format exists before calling GetData. Call GetFormats for the formats that are available in this DataObject.

System_CAPS_noteNote

Data can be converted to another format if it was stored specifying that conversion is allowed, and if the requested format is compatible with the stored format. For example, data stored as Unicode can be converted to text.

System_CAPS_noteNote

If no data can be retrieved, no exception will be thrown. Instead, false will be returned.

The following code example determines whether data currently stored in this DataObject is associated with, or can be converted to, a specified format. A new DataObject is initialized with a string and its associated format specified as text.

Then the examples prints whether text data exists in the DataObject. This code requires that textBox1 has been created.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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