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IDataObject.EnumFormatEtc Method

Creates an object for enumerating the FORMATETC structures for a data object. These structures are used in calls to GetData or SetData.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

IEnumFORMATETC EnumFormatEtc(
	DATADIR direction


Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.DATADIR

One of the DATADIR values that specifies the direction of the data.

Return Value

Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.IEnumFORMATETC
This method supports the standard return values E_INVALIDARG and E_OUTOFMEMORY, as well as the following:




The enumerator object was successfully created.


The direction specified by the direction parameter is not supported.


Requests that OLE enumerate the formats from the registry.

For more information about IDataObject::EnumFormatEtc, see the MSDN Library.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0