SetDataObject Method (Object)
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Clipboard.SetDataObject Method (Object)

Places a specified non-persistent data object on the system Clipboard.

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

public static void SetDataObject(
	Object data


Type: System.Object
A data object (an object that implements IDataObject) to place on the system Clipboard.


data is null.


An error occurred when accessing the Clipboard. The exception details will include an HResult that identifies the specific error; see ErrorWrapper.ErrorCode.

By default, data placed on the system Clipboard with SetDataObject is automatically cleared from the Clipboard when the application exits.


The default behavior of clearing the Clipboard on application exit might differ from other implementations, which might leave data on the Clipboard on application exit rather than clearing it by default. Use the SetDataObject overload and specify the copy parameter as true if you do not want data cleared from the Clipboard on application exit.

DataObject provides a basic implementation of the IDataObject interface.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

  • UIPermission 

    for permission to access data on the system Clipboard. Associated enumeration: AllClipboard.

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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