From Xojo Documentation


Clipboard.RawDataAvailable(DataType as String) As Boolean

New in 2005r1

Supported for all project types and targets.

Returns True if the Clipboard contains data.


The DataType parameter supports both the older MacType and newer UTIs. If the DataType parameter is exactly 4 bytes then it is treated as a MacType for backwards compatibility. Otherwise it is treated as a UTI.

On Windows you can use the a special DataType called "HTML Format" to add or fetch HTML data from the clipboard[1].

Sample Code

The following code checks the RawDataAvailable flag prior to reading the contents of the Clipboard.

If c.RawDataAvailable("public.text") Then
TextField1.Text = c.RawData("public.text")
End If