Package wx :: Class DataFormat
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Type DataFormat

object --+
         |
        DataFormat


A wx.DataFormat is an encapsulation of a platform-specific format handle which is used by the system for the clipboard and drag and drop operations. The applications are usually only interested in, for example, pasting data from the clipboard only if the data is in a format the program understands. A data format is is used to uniquely identify this format. On the system level, a data format is usually just a number, (which may be the CLIPFORMAT under Windows or Atom under X11, for example.)

The standard format IDs are:

wx.DF_INVALID An invalid format
wx.DF_TEXT Text format
wx.DF_BITMAP A bitmap (wx.Bitmap)
wx.DF_METAFILE A metafile (wx.Metafile, Windows only)
wx.DF_FILENAME A list of filenames
wx.DF_HTML An HTML string. This is only valid on Windows and non-unicode builds

Besies the standard formats, the application may also use custom formats which are identified by their names (strings) and not numeric identifiers. Although internally custom format must be created (or registered) first, you shouldn't care about it because it is done automatically the first time the wxDataFormat object corresponding to a given format name is created.


Method Summary
DataFormat __init__(self, type)
Constructs a data format object for one of the standard data formats or an empty data object (use SetType or SetId later in this case)
  __del__(self)
bool __eq__(self, format)
__eq__(self, DataFormat format) -> bool
bool __ne__(self, format)
__ne__(self, DataFormat format) -> bool
  GetId(self)
Returns the name of a custom format (this function will fail for a format).
int GetType(self)
Returns the platform-specific number identifying the format.
  SetId(self, format)
Sets the format to be the custom format identified by the given name.
  SetType(self, format)
Sets the format to the given value, which should be one of wx.DF_XXX constants.

Property Summary
  Id: See GetId and SetId
  thisown: The membership flag
  Type: See GetType and SetType

Method Details

__init__(self, type)
(Constructor)

Constructs a data format object for one of the standard data formats or an empty data object (use SetType or SetId later in this case)

Parameters:
type
           (type=int)

Returns:
DataFormat
Overrides:
__builtin__.object.__init__

__eq__(self, format)
(Equality operator)

__eq__(self, DataFormat format) -> bool

Parameters:
format
           (type=int)

Returns:
bool

__ne__(self, format)

__ne__(self, DataFormat format) -> bool

Parameters:
format
           (type=int)

Returns:
bool

GetId(self)

Returns the name of a custom format (this function will fail for a format).

GetType(self)

Returns the platform-specific number identifying the format.

Returns:
int

SetId(self, format)

Sets the format to be the custom format identified by the given name.

Parameters:
format
           (type=String)

SetType(self, format)

Sets the format to the given value, which should be one of wx.DF_XXX constants.

Parameters:
format
           (type=int)


Property Details

Id

See GetId and SetId

Get Method:
GetId(self)
Set Method:
SetId(self, format)

thisown

The membership flag

Type

See GetType and SetType

Get Method:
GetType(self)
Set Method:
SetType(self, format)

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