ClipboardProxy.GetData Method

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

Retrieves data in a custom format from the Clipboard.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in microsoft.visualbasic.dll)

public Object GetData (
	string format
public Object GetData (
	String format
public function GetData (
	format : String
) : Object



String. Name of the data format. Required.

Return Value


For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic My.Computer.Clipboard.GetData Method.

This example reads data in the format specialformat from the Clipboard and writes it to file.

Dim someData As Object
someData = My.Computer.Clipboard.GetData("specialformat")
My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllBytes("C:\\mylogfile", someData, True)

Replace specialformat with the custom data format you wish to retrieve.

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

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