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IDataObject.GetData Method (String, Boolean)

Retrieves a data object in a specified format, optionally converting the data to the specified format.

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

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Object GetData(
	string format,
	bool autoConvert
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Type: System.String

A string that specifies what format to retrieve the data as. See the DataFormats class for a set of predefined data formats.

Type: System.Boolean

true to attempt to automatically convert the data to the specified format; false for no data format conversion.


If this parameter is false, the method returns data in the specified format if available, or null if the data is not available in the specified format.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
A data object with the data in the specified format, or null if the data is not available in the specified format.

For an implementation of this method, see GetData.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0