DataFormats.StringFormat DataFormats.StringFormat DataFormats.StringFormat DataFormats.StringFormat Field

Definition

Specifies the Windows Forms string class format, which Windows Forms uses to store string objects. This static field is read-only.

public: static initonly System::String ^ StringFormat;
public static readonly string StringFormat;
 staticval mutable StringFormat : string
Public Shared ReadOnly StringFormat As String 

Field Value

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member.

try
{
   String^ myString = "This is a String from the ClipBoard";
   // Sets the data to the Clipboard.   
   Clipboard::SetDataObject( myString );
   IDataObject^ myDataObject = Clipboard::GetDataObject();
   
   // Checks whether the data is present or not in the Clipboard.
   if ( myDataObject->GetDataPresent( DataFormats::StringFormat ) )
   {
      String^ clipString = (String^)(myDataObject->GetData( DataFormats::StringFormat ));
      Console::WriteLine( clipString );
   }
   else
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "No String information was contained in the clipboard." );
   }
}
catch ( Exception^ e ) 
{
   Console::WriteLine( e->Message );
}
try
{
	String myString = "This is a String from the ClipBoard";
	// Sets the data to the Clipboard.   
	Clipboard.SetDataObject(myString);
	IDataObject myDataObject = Clipboard.GetDataObject();

	// Checks whether the data is present or not in the Clipboard.
	if(myDataObject.GetDataPresent(DataFormats.StringFormat)) 
	{
		String clipString = (String)myDataObject.GetData(DataFormats.StringFormat);
		Console.WriteLine(clipString);
	} 
	else 
	{
		Console.WriteLine("No String information was contained in the clipboard.");
	}
}
catch(Exception e)
{
	Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
}

        Try
	        Dim myString As String = "This is a String from the ClipBoard"
	        ' Sets the data to the Clipboard.   
	        Clipboard.SetDataObject(myString)
	        Dim myDataObject As IDataObject = Clipboard.GetDataObject()
	      
	        ' Checks whether the data is present or not in the Clipboard.
	        If myDataObject.GetDataPresent(DataFormats.StringFormat) Then
		        Dim clipString As String = CType(myDataObject.GetData(DataFormats.StringFormat), String)
		        Console.WriteLine(clipString)
	        Else
		        Console.WriteLine("No String information was contained in the clipboard.")
	        End If
	    Catch e As Exception
		    Console.WriteLine(e.Message)
        End Try
   End Sub
End Class

Remarks

This field is used by the IDataObject interface and the DataObject class to specify the data type.

When adding to an IDataObject or to an implementation of DataObject, use this field as the format for the IDataObject.SetData and DataObject.SetData methods.

To see if an object of this type exists, use this field as the format for the IDataObject.GetDataPresent and DataObject.GetDataPresent methods.

To get an object of this type, use this as the format for the IDataObject.GetData and DataObject.GetData methods.

Note

The string class format is specific to Windows Forms only and will not be recognized by applications created outside of Windows Forms.

Applies to

See also