IDataObject.SetData Method

Transfers the data that is contained in the STGMEDIUM structure, referenced by a, to this instance of the IDataObject interface.

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

int SetData(
	IntPtr a,
	IntPtr b,
	int c


Type: System.IntPtr

A pointer to the FORMATETC defining the format for the data object implementing the IDataObject to use when interpreting the data contained in the storage medium.

Type: System.IntPtr

A pointer to the STGMEDIUM defining the storage medium for the SetData method to use to pass the data.

Type: System.Int32

true to specify that the called data object implementing the IDataObject owns the storage medium after the call and must free the medium after it has been used; otherwise, false to specify the caller retains ownership of the storage medium and the data object uses the medium for the duration of the call only.

Return Value

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

Return value



This call to the SetData method successfully transferred the data.


The SetData method is not implemented for the data object implementing the IDataObject.


lindex is not valid.


pFormatEtc is not valid.


tymed is not valid.


dwAspect is not valid.


The object application is not running.

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.