How to: List the Data Formats in a Data Object

The following examples show how to use the GetFormats method overloads get an array of strings denoting each data format that is available in a data object.

Example

Description

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

Code

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

Example

Description

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

Code

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

See Also

IDataObject
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