InkCanvas.CanPaste Method


Indicates whether the contents of the Clipboard can be pasted into the InkCanvas.

 bool CanPaste();
public bool CanPaste ();
member this.CanPaste : unit -> bool
Public Function CanPaste () As Boolean


true if the contents of the Clipboard can be pasted in; otherwise, false.


The following example copies an element to the Clipboard and pastes it to the InkCanvas. This example assumes that there is an element called rect1, and that the Click events have been connected to the event handlers in the example.

    void copyXamlButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        string rectString = XamlWriter.Save(rect1);

        DataObject rectangleData = new DataObject(DataFormats.Xaml, rectString);

    void pasteButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        if (inkCanvas1.CanPaste())
            inkCanvas1.Paste(new Point(100, 100));

Private Sub copyXamlButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)

    'string rectString = Parser.SaveAsXml(rect1);
    Dim rectString As String = XamlWriter.Save(rect1)

    Dim rectangleData As New DataObject(DataFormats.Xaml, rectString)

End Sub

Private Sub pasteButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)

    If inkCanvas1.CanPaste() Then
        inkCanvas1.Paste(New Point(100, 100))
    End If

End Sub


The InkCanvas can support Clipboard data in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) format, Ink Serialized Format (ISF), and text format.


Permission to paste content from the Clipboard to the InkCanvas. Associated enumeration: AllClipboard.

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