System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.FORMATETC Structure

Represents a generalized Clipboard format.

See Also: FORMATETC Members


public struct FORMATETC


The System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.FORMATETC structure encompass a target device, the aspect or view of the data, and a storage medium indicator. Instead of a Clipboard format, OLE uses a FORMATETC data structure instead. This structure is used as a parameter in OLE functions and methods that require data format information.

For more information about the FORMATETC structure, see the MSDN Library.

The common language runtime throws an exception when a COM method in native code returns an HRESULT. For more information, see How to: Map HRESULTs and Exceptions.


Namespace: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Assembly Versions:,