Clipboard.SetText Clipboard.SetText Clipboard.SetText Clipboard.SetText Method

Definition

Clears the Clipboard and then adds text data to it.

Overloads

SetText(String) SetText(String) SetText(String) SetText(String)

Clears the Clipboard and then adds text data in the Text or UnicodeText format, depending on the operating system.

SetText(String, TextDataFormat) SetText(String, TextDataFormat) SetText(String, TextDataFormat) SetText(String, TextDataFormat)

Clears the Clipboard and then adds text data in the format indicated by the specified TextDataFormat value.

SetText(String) SetText(String) SetText(String) SetText(String)

Clears the Clipboard and then adds text data in the Text or UnicodeText format, depending on the operating system.

public:
 static void SetText(System::String ^ text);
public static void SetText (string text);
static member SetText : string -> unit
Public Shared Sub SetText (text As String)

Parameters

text
String String String String

The text to add to the Clipboard.

Exceptions

The Clipboard could not be cleared. This typically occurs when the Clipboard is being used by another process.

The current thread is not in single-threaded apartment (STA) mode. Add the STAThreadAttribute to your application's Main method.

Examples

The following example demonstrates an overload of the SetText method that is similar to this overload.

// Demonstrates SetText, ContainsText, and GetText.
public String SwapClipboardHtmlText(String replacementHtmlText)
{
    String returnHtmlText = null;
    if (Clipboard.ContainsText(TextDataFormat.Html))
    {
        returnHtmlText = Clipboard.GetText(TextDataFormat.Html);
        Clipboard.SetText(replacementHtmlText, TextDataFormat.Html);
    }
    return returnHtmlText;
}
' Demonstrates SetText, ContainsText, and GetText.
Public Function SwapClipboardHtmlText( _
    ByVal replacementHtmlText As String) As String

    Dim returnHtmlText As String = Nothing

    If (Clipboard.ContainsText(TextDataFormat.Html)) Then
        returnHtmlText = Clipboard.GetText(TextDataFormat.Html)
        Clipboard.SetText(replacementHtmlText, TextDataFormat.Html)
    End If

    Return returnHtmlText

End Function

Remarks

This method adds text data in the UnicodeText format on Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000. Otherwise, this method adds text data in the Text format.

To retrieve text data from the Clipboard, first use the ContainsText method to determine whether the Clipboard contains text data before retrieving it with the GetText method.

Note

The Clipboard class can only be used in threads set to single thread apartment (STA) mode. To use this class, ensure that your Main method is marked with the STAThreadAttribute attribute.

Security

UIPermission
for adding text data to the system Clipboard. Associated enumeration: OwnClipboard

See also

SetText(String, TextDataFormat) SetText(String, TextDataFormat) SetText(String, TextDataFormat) SetText(String, TextDataFormat)

Clears the Clipboard and then adds text data in the format indicated by the specified TextDataFormat value.

public:
 static void SetText(System::String ^ text, System::Windows::Forms::TextDataFormat format);
public static void SetText (string text, System.Windows.Forms.TextDataFormat format);
static member SetText : string * System.Windows.Forms.TextDataFormat -> unit
Public Shared Sub SetText (text As String, format As TextDataFormat)

Parameters

text
String String String String

The text to add to the Clipboard.

Exceptions

The Clipboard could not be cleared. This typically occurs when the Clipboard is being used by another process.

The current thread is not in single-threaded apartment (STA) mode. Add the STAThreadAttribute to your application's Main method.

Examples

The following example demonstrates this member.

// Demonstrates SetText, ContainsText, and GetText.
public String SwapClipboardHtmlText(String replacementHtmlText)
{
    String returnHtmlText = null;
    if (Clipboard.ContainsText(TextDataFormat.Html))
    {
        returnHtmlText = Clipboard.GetText(TextDataFormat.Html);
        Clipboard.SetText(replacementHtmlText, TextDataFormat.Html);
    }
    return returnHtmlText;
}
' Demonstrates SetText, ContainsText, and GetText.
Public Function SwapClipboardHtmlText( _
    ByVal replacementHtmlText As String) As String

    Dim returnHtmlText As String = Nothing

    If (Clipboard.ContainsText(TextDataFormat.Html)) Then
        returnHtmlText = Clipboard.GetText(TextDataFormat.Html)
        Clipboard.SetText(replacementHtmlText, TextDataFormat.Html)
    End If

    Return returnHtmlText

End Function

Remarks

To retrieve text data from the Clipboard, first use the ContainsText method to determine whether the Clipboard contains text data before retrieving it with the GetText method.

Note

The Clipboard class can only be used in threads set to single thread apartment (STA) mode. To use this class, ensure that your Main method is marked with the STAThreadAttribute attribute.

Security

UIPermission
for adding text data to the system Clipboard. Associated enumeration: OwnClipboard

See also

Applies to