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DataObject.SetData Method (String, Object, Boolean)

Stores the specified data in this data object, along with one or more specified data formats. This overload includes a Boolean flag to indicate whether the data can be converted to another format on retrieval.

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

public void SetData (
	string format,
	Object data,
	bool autoConvert
public final void SetData (
	String format, 
	Object data, 
	boolean autoConvert
public final function SetData (
	format : String, 
	data : Object, 
	autoConvert : boolean
You cannot use methods in XAML.



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


An object that represents the data to store in this data object.


true to allow the data to be converted to another format on retrieval; false to prohibit the data from being converted to another format on retrieval.

Exception typeCondition


data or format is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

  • UIPermission  for permission to transfer data to the system Clipboard. Associated enumeration: AllClipboard.

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