IDataObject.GetData Method (String, Boolean)

Retrieves a data object in a specified format, and optionally, converts the data to the specified format.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Function GetData ( _
    format As String, _
    autoConvert As Boolean _
) As Object
Object GetData(
    string format,
    bool autoConvert
)

Parameters

  • 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.
  • autoConvert
    Type: System.Boolean
    true to attempt to automatically convert the data to the specified format; false to perform no data format conversion.
    If this parameter is false, the method returns data in the specified format if it is available; or returns nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the data is not available in the specified format.

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.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

Platforms

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