ClipboardProxy.SetData(String, Object) Method

Definition

Writes data in a custom format to the Clipboard.

public:
 void SetData(System::String ^ format, System::Object ^ data);
public void SetData (string format, object data);
member this.SetData : string * obj -> unit
Public Sub SetData (format As String, data As Object)

Parameters

format
String

String. Format of data. Required.

data
Object

Object. Data object to be written to the Clipboard. Required.

Examples

This example writes the DataObject.dataChunk to the Clipboard in the custom format specialFormat.

My.Computer.Clipboard.SetData("specialFormat", dataChunk)

This example depends on the existence of the custom data format specialFormat.

Remarks

Important

Because the Clipboard can be accessed by other users, do not use it to store sensitive information, such as passwords or confidential data.

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