Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer namespace

Contains classes that are used to exchange data between a source app and a target app. These classes are used in share and clipboard operations.


The Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer namespace has these types of members:


The Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer namespace has these classes.

Clipboard Gets and sets information from the clipboard object.
DataPackage Contains the data that a user wants to exchange with another app.
DataPackagePropertySet Defines a set of properties to use with a DataPackage object.
DataPackagePropertySetView Gets the set of properties of a DataPackageView object.
DataPackageView A read-only version of a DataPackage. Apps that receive shared content get this object when acquiring content.
DataProviderDeferral Used by a source app's deferral delegate to notify a DataPackage object that the source app will produce data from another asynchronous function.
DataProviderRequest An object of this type is passed to the DataProviderHandler delegate.
DataRequest Lets your app supply the content the user wants to share or specify a message, if an error occurs.
DataRequestDeferral Enables you to exchange content with a target app asynchronously.
DataRequestedEventArgs Contains information about the DataRequested event. The system fires this event when the user invokes the Share UI.
DataTransferManager Programmatically initiates an exchange of content with other apps.
HtmlFormatHelper Responsible for formatting HTML content that you want to share or add to the Clipboard. Also allows you to get HTML fragments from the content.
OperationCompletedEventArgs Contains info about the action that a target app completed during a paste operation.
SharedStorageAccessManager Enables an app to share a file with another app by passing a token as part of a Uri activation. The target app redeems the token to get the file shared by the source app.
StandardDataFormats Contains static properties that return string values. Each string corresponds to a known format ID. Use this class to avoid errors in using string constants to specify data formats.
TargetApplicationChosenEventArgs Contains information about the target app the user chose to share content with. To get this object, you must handle the TargetApplicationChosen event.



The Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer namespace has these delegates.

DataProviderHandler Provides data when the target app requests it, instead of including the data in the DataPackage ahead of time. DataProviderHandler is used when the source app wants to avoid unnecessary work that is resource intensive, such as performing format conversions.



The Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer namespace has these enumerations.

DataPackageOperation Specifies the operation the DataPackage stored in the Clipboard supports.



Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8


Windows::ApplicationModel::DataTransfer [C++]



See also

Quickstart: Sharing content (Windows Store apps using C# and XAML)
Quickstart: Sharing content (Windows Store apps using JavaScript and HTML)
Sharing content target app sample



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