IDataObject.GetData Method (String)

Retrieves a data object in a specified format; the data format is specified by a string.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Function GetData ( _
    format As String _
) As Object
Object GetData(
    string format


  • format
    Type: System.String
    A string that specifies the format in which to retrieve the data. See the DataFormats class for a set of predefined data formats.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
A data object that has the data in the specified format; or nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), if the data is not available in the specified format.


See DataObject.GetData for a practical example of how to use the DataObject implementation of this method to obtain data from a Drop event.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.