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DataObject.GetFormats Method ()

Returns a list of formats in which the data in this data object is stored, or can be converted to.

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

public string[] GetFormats ()
public final String[] GetFormats ()
public final function GetFormats () : String[]
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Return Value

An array of strings, with each string specifying the name of a format that this data object supports.

For a set of predefined data formats, see the DataFormats class.

The following example uses this method to get an array of strings denoting all data formats available in a data object (both native and auto-convertible).

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

// Get an array of strings, each string denoting a data format
// that is available in the data object.  This overload of GetDataFormats
// returns all available data formats, native and auto-convertible.
string[] dataFormats = dataObject.GetFormats();

// Get the number of data formats present in the data object, including both
// auto-convertible and native data formats.
int numberOfDataFormats = dataFormats.Length;

// To enumerate the resulting array of data formats, and take some action when
// a particular data format is found, use a code structure similar to the following.
foreach (string dataFormat in dataFormats)
    if (dataFormat == DataFormats.Text)
        // Take some action if/when data in the Text data format is found.
    else if(dataFormat == DataFormats.StringFormat)
        // Take some action if/when data in the string data format is found.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0