DataObject Constructor (Type, Object)


Initializes a new instance of the DataObject class that contains the specified data and its associated format; the data format is specified by a Type object.

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

public DataObject(
	Type format,
	object data


Type: System.Type

A Type that specifies the format for the data. For a set of predefined data formats, see the DataFormats class.

Type: System.Object

The data to store in this data object.

Exception Condition

data or format is null.

The following example creates a new data object and uses this constructor to initialize the data object with a string and a specified data format. In this case, the data format is specified by a Type parameter. Auto-converting of the stored data is allowed by default.

string stringData = "Some string data to store...";
Type dataFormat = stringData.GetType();
DataObject dataObject = new DataObject(dataFormat, stringData);

The following example is a condensed version of the previous example.

DataObject dataObject = new DataObject("".GetType(), "Some string data to store...");

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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