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IDataObject.EnumFormatEtc Method

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

Retrieves a pointer to an object that can enumerate the FORMATETC enumerator types that this implementation supports.

Namespace: Microsoft.Aspnet.Snapin
Assembly: AspNetMMCExt (in aspnetmmcext.dll)

int EnumFormatEtc (
	int a,
	IntPtr b
int EnumFormatEtc (
	int a, 
	IntPtr b
function EnumFormatEtc (
	a : int, 
	b : IntPtr
) : int



A value from the DATADIR indicating the direction of the data.


An output variable address receiving the IEnumFORMATETC.

Return Value

The EnumFormatEtc method supports the standard return values E_INVALIDARG and E_OUTOFMEMORY, as well as the following return values:

Return value



This call to the EnumFormatEtc method successfully created the enumerator object.


The specified direction is not supported.


A request to OLE to enumerate the formats from the registry.

For more information about programming with the IDataObject interface and the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), see the "MMC Programmer's Guide" in the MSDN Library.

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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