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.

Exception Condition

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.


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

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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