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cf (Clipboard Data)

This element specifies base64-encoded binary clipboard data.

Parent Elements

property7.3.2.2); variant7.4.2.33); vector7.4.2.34)




format (Format Attribute)

Specifies the format of the clipboard data and must be: -3, -2, -1, 0, or any positive integer.


Format Value

Clipboard Data


No data.


A long that contains a built-in Windows clipboard format value.


A long that contains a Macintosh clipboard format value.


A GUID that contains a format identifier (FMTID).

any positive value

A null-terminated string that contains a clipboard format name to be registered. The Format value indicates the string length, including the null byte at the end.



The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_Format simple type7.4.3.5).

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_Cf">


   <extension base="xsd:base64Binary">

   <attribute name="format" type="ST_Format"/>