Clipboard.ContainsData(String) Clipboard.ContainsData(String) Clipboard.ContainsData(String) Clipboard.ContainsData(String) Method

Definition

Queries the Clipboard for the presence of data in a specified data format.

public:
 static bool ContainsData(System::String ^ format);
public static bool ContainsData (string format);
static member ContainsData : string -> bool
Public Shared Function ContainsData (format As String) As Boolean

Parameters

format
String String String String

The format of the data to look for. See DataFormats for predefined formats.

Returns

true if data in the specified format is available on the Clipboard; otherwise, false.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example demonstrates the use of this method.


// After this line executes, IsHTMLDataOnClipboard will be true if
// HTML data is available natively on the clipboard; if not, it 
// will be false.
bool IsHTMLDataOnClipboard = Clipboard.ContainsData(DataFormats.Html);

// If there is HTML data on the clipboard, retrieve it.
string htmlData;
if(IsHTMLDataOnClipboard)
{

    htmlData = Clipboard.GetText(TextDataFormat.Html);

}


' After this line executes, IsHTMLDataOnClipboard will be true if
' HTML data is available natively on the clipboard; if not, it 
' will be false.
Dim IsHTMLDataOnClipboard As Boolean = Clipboard.ContainsData(DataFormats.Html)

' If there is HTML data on the clipboard, retrieve it.
Dim htmlData As String
If IsHTMLDataOnClipboard Then

    htmlData = Clipboard.GetText(TextDataFormat.Html)

End If

Remarks

A query for the data format Bitmap or FileDrop will return true if the data can be automatically converted to the specified data format. For other data formats, this method returns true only if the specified format is available natively on the Clipboard.

Applies to

See also