DataObject.SetData Method (Type, Object)

Stores the specified data in this data object, along with one or more specified data formats; the data format is specified by a Type object.

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

public void SetData (
	Type format,
	Object data
public final void SetData (
	Type format, 
	Object data
public final function SetData (
	format : Type, 
	data : Object
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A Type object 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.

Exception typeCondition


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

This method adds data with auto-conversion enabled (the same as calling SetData(String,Object,Boolean) with autoConvert set to true).

  • 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