Clipboard.GetFileDropList Method ()

 

Retrieves a collection of file names from the Clipboard.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

static member GetFileDropList : unit -> StringCollection

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection

A StringCollection containing file names or null if the Clipboard does not contain any data that is in the FileDrop format or can be converted to that format.

Exception Condition
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.

A file drop list is a collection of strings containing path information for files.

A file drop list is stored on the Clipboard as a String array. This method converts this array to a StringCollection and returns the collection.

Use the ContainsFileDropList method to determine whether the Clipboard contains a file drop list before retrieving it with this method.

Use the SetFileDropList method to add a file drop list to the Clipboard.

System_CAPS_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.

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UIPermission

for access to the system Clipboard. Associated enumeration: UIPermissionClipboard.AllClipboard

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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