DataObject.GetFormats DataObject.GetFormats DataObject.GetFormats DataObject.GetFormats Method

Definition

Returns a list of formats in which the data in this data object is stored, or can be converted to.

Overloads

GetFormats() GetFormats() GetFormats() GetFormats()

Returns a list of formats in which the data in this data object is stored, or can be converted to.

GetFormats(Boolean) GetFormats(Boolean) GetFormats(Boolean) GetFormats(Boolean)

Returns a list of formats in which the data in this data object is stored. A Boolean flag indicates whether to also include formats that the data can be automatically converted to.

GetFormats() GetFormats() GetFormats() GetFormats()

Returns a list of formats in which the data in this data object is stored, or can be converted to.

public:
 virtual cli::array <System::String ^> ^ GetFormats();
public string[] GetFormats ();
abstract member GetFormats : unit -> string[]
override this.GetFormats : unit -> string[]
Public Function GetFormats () As String()

Returns

String[]

An array of strings, with each string specifying the name of a format that this data object supports.

Implements

Examples

The following example uses this method to get an array of strings denoting all data formats available in a data object (both native and auto-convertible).

DataObject dataObject = new DataObject("Some string data to store...");

// Get an array of strings, each string denoting a data format
// that is available in the data object.  This overload of GetDataFormats
// returns all available data formats, native and auto-convertible.
string[] dataFormats = dataObject.GetFormats();

// Get the number of data formats present in the data object, including both
// auto-convertible and native data formats.
int numberOfDataFormats = dataFormats.Length;

// To enumerate the resulting array of data formats, and take some action when
// a particular data format is found, use a code structure similar to the following.
foreach (string dataFormat in dataFormats)
{
    if (dataFormat == DataFormats.Text)
    {
        // Take some action if/when data in the Text data format is found.
        break;
    }
    else if(dataFormat == DataFormats.StringFormat)
    {
        // Take some action if/when data in the string data format is found.
        break;
    }
}
Dim dataObject As New DataObject("Some string data to store...")

' Get an array of strings, each string denoting a data format
' that is available in the data object.  This overload of GetDataFormats
' returns all available data formats, native and auto-convertible.
Dim dataFormats() As String = dataObject.GetFormats()

' Get the number of data formats present in the data object, including both
' auto-convertible and native data formats.
Dim numberOfDataFormats As Integer = dataFormats.Length

' To enumerate the resulting array of data formats, and take some action when
' a particular data format is found, use a code structure similar to the following.
For Each dataFormat As String In dataFormats
    If dataFormat = System.Windows.DataFormats.Text Then
        ' Take some action if/when data in the Text data format is found.
        Exit For
    ElseIf dataFormat = System.Windows.DataFormats.StringFormat Then
        ' Take some action if/when data in the string data format is found.
        Exit For
    End If
Next dataFormat

Remarks

For a set of predefined data formats, see the DataFormats class.

GetFormats(Boolean) GetFormats(Boolean) GetFormats(Boolean) GetFormats(Boolean)

Returns a list of formats in which the data in this data object is stored. A Boolean flag indicates whether to also include formats that the data can be automatically converted to.

public:
 virtual cli::array <System::String ^> ^ GetFormats(bool autoConvert);
public string[] GetFormats (bool autoConvert);
abstract member GetFormats : bool -> string[]
override this.GetFormats : bool -> string[]
Public Function GetFormats (autoConvert As Boolean) As String()

Parameters

autoConvert
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

true to retrieve all formats in which the data in this data object is stored, or can be converted to; false to retrieve only formats in which the data in this data object is stored.

Returns

String[]

An array of strings, with each string specifying the name of a format supported by this data object.

Implements

Examples

The following example uses this method to get an array of strings denoting only data formats available in a data object (auto-convertible data formats are filtered).

DataObject dataObject = new DataObject("Some string data to store...");

// Get an array of strings, each string denoting a data format
// that is available in the data object.  This overload of GetDataFormats
// accepts a Boolean parameter inidcating whether to include auto-convertible
// data formats, or only return native data formats.
string[] dataFormats = dataObject.GetFormats(false /* Include auto-convertible? */);

// Get the number of native data formats present in the data object.
int numberOfDataFormats = dataFormats.Length;

// To enumerate the resulting array of data formats, and take some action when
// a particular data format is found, use a code structure similar to the following.
foreach (string dataFormat in dataFormats)
{
    if (dataFormat == DataFormats.Text)
    {
        // Take some action if/when data in the Text data format is found.
        break;
    }
}
Dim dataObject As New DataObject("Some string data to store...")

' Get an array of strings, each string denoting a data format
' that is available in the data object.  This overload of GetDataFormats
' accepts a Boolean parameter inidcating whether to include auto-convertible
' data formats, or only return native data formats.
Dim dataFormats() As String = dataObject.GetFormats(False) ' Include auto-convertible? 

' Get the number of native data formats present in the data object.
Dim numberOfDataFormats As Integer = dataFormats.Length

' To enumerate the resulting array of data formats, and take some action when
' a particular data format is found, use a code structure similar to the following.
For Each dataFormat As String In dataFormats
    If dataFormat = System.Windows.DataFormats.Text Then
        ' Take some action if/when data in the Text data format is found.
        Exit For
    End If
Next dataFormat

Remarks

For a set of predefined data formats, see the DataFormats class.

Applies to