IDataObject.QueryGetData Method

Retrieves a value indicating whether the implementer can render the data that is contained in the a parameter.

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

int QueryGetData(


Type: Microsoft.Aspnet.Snapin.FORMATETC

A pointer to the FORMATETC defining the format, medium, and target device for calls to retrieve data.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The QueryGetData method supports the standard return values E_INVALIDARG, E_UNEXPECTED, and E_OUTOFMEMORY, as well as the following return values:

Return value



A subsequent call to the GetData method probably will be successful.


lindex is not valid.


pFormatEtc is not valid.


tymed is not valid.


dwAspect value.


The object application is not running.

A client of a data object that is implementing the IDataObject interface calls the QueryGetData method to determine the likelihood of success of a subsequent call to the GetData method. A result indicating that this instance of the IDataObject interface can render the data that is contained in the a parameter does not guarantee success in a subsequent call to the GetData method.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.