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This function determines whether the clipboard contains data in the specified format.


BOOL IsClipboardFormatAvailable(



[in] Unsigned integer that specifies a standard or registered clipboard format.

Return Value

Nonzero indicates that the clipboard format is available. Zero indicates that the clipboard format is not available. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


Typically, an application that recognizes only one clipboard format would call this function when processing the WM_INITMENUPOPUPmessage. The application would then enable or disable the Paste menu item, depending on the return value. Applications that recognize more than one clipboard format should use the GetPriorityClipboardFormatfunction for this purpose.


Header winuser.h
Library Clipbd.lib
Windows Embedded CE Windows CE 1.0 and later
Windows Mobile Windows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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