Click here to Skip to main content
13,189,811 members (57,783 online)
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
See more:
I don't know why the method GetData() requires a parameter of Type, I thought the Type is to specify that of which class/type the object should be.
I have a structure called GraphicsPathWrap, it's made serializable by implementing ISerializable. I tried the following copy function:

private void Copy(GraphicsPathWrap gpw){
  DataObject obj = new DataObject();
  obj.SetData(typeof(GraphicsPathWrap), gpw);

Then tried the following paste function:
private GraphicsPathWrap Paste()
  return (GraphicsPathWrap)Clipboard.GetDataObject().GetData(typeof(GraphicsPathWrap));

It should work, but the GetData(...) returns an object of type MemoryStream and an InvalidCastException was thrown. I don't understand why it's type of MemoryStream. I thought it should be able to be casted to GraphicsPathWrap?
I can work around this by using a BinaryFormatter to deserialize the MemoryStream but it's too ridiculous when Clipboard can't do all the thing for me?

Posted 7-Mar-13 19:12pm
Updated 7-Mar-13 19:14pm

This content, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

  Print Answers RSS
Top Experts
Last 24hrsThis month

Advertise | Privacy |
Web04 | 2.8.171016.2 | Last Updated 8 Mar 2013
Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2017
All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service
Layout: fixed | fluid

CodeProject, 503-250 Ferrand Drive Toronto Ontario, M3C 3G8 Canada +1 416-849-8900 x 100