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DataFormats.Format Class

Represents a Clipboard format type.

System.Object
  System.Windows.Forms.DataFormats.Format

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

type Format =  class end

The DataFormats.Format type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodDataFormats.FormatInfrastructure. Initializes a new instance of the DataFormats.Format class with a Boolean that indicates whether a Win32 handle is expected.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyIdGets the ID number for this format.
Public propertyNameGets the name of this format.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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A format type consists of a text-based format name and an ID number. The format name/ID number pair can define a system Clipboard or other format.

The following code example shows how to retrieve a DataFormats.Format representing a format name/ID pair. The UnicodeText format is requested, and the contents of the retrieved DataFormats.Format are displayed in a text box.

This code requires that textBox1 has been created.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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