Clipboard.Clear Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Removes all data from the Clipboard.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public static void Clear ()
public static void Clear ()
public static function Clear ()

Exception typeCondition

ExternalException

The Clipboard could not be cleared. This typically occurs when the Clipboard is being used by another process.

ThreadStateException

The current thread is not in single-threaded apartment (STA) mode. Add the STAThreadAttribute to your application's Main method.

Because the Clipboard is shared by multiple processes, calling this method may have an impact on those processes.

NoteNote

The Clipboard class can only be used in threads set to single thread apartment (STA) mode. To use this class, ensure that your Main method is marked with the STAThreadAttribute attribute.

The following example demonstrates this member.

Clipboard.Clear();

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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