ClipboardProxy.GetData(String) Method

Definition

Retrieves data in a custom format from the Clipboard.

public:
 System::Object ^ GetData(System::String ^ format);
public object GetData (string format);
member this.GetData : string -> obj
Public Function GetData (format As String) As Object

Parameters

format
String

String. Name of the data format. Required.

Returns

An Object representing the Clipboard data or Nothing if the Clipboard does not contain any data that is in the specified format or can be converted to that format.

Examples

This example reads data in the format specialformat from the Clipboard and writes it to file.

Dim someData As Object
someData = My.Computer.Clipboard.GetData("specialformat")
My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllBytes("C:\\mylogfile", someData, True)

Replace specialformat with the custom data format you wish to retrieve.

Remarks

Availability by Project Type

Project type Available
Windows Application Yes
Class Library Yes
Console Application Yes
Windows Control Library Yes
Web Control Library No
Windows Service Yes
Web Site No

Security

UIPermission
AllClipboard permission is required to access the system Clipboard.

Applies to

See also