Instance Method

propertyListForType:

Returns the property list for the specified type from the first item in the receiver that contains the type.

Declaration

- (id)propertyListForType:(NSPasteboardType)dataType;

Parameters

dataType

The pasteboard data type containing the property-list data.

Return Value

A property list of objects of the specified type, obtained from the first item in the receiver that contains the type. The returned property list can contain any combination of objects, as long as each object is a valid property-list type (for a list of types, see Property list).

Discussion

This method invokes the dataForType: method.

Special Considerations

It’s a good idea to check types or call availableTypeFromArray: before invoking propertyListForType:. Although performing this check isn’t required, doing so can help you determine if a nil result from a reading method is due to something like a pasteboard timeout.

See Also

Reading Data

- readObjectsForClasses:options:

Reads from the receiver objects that best match the specified array of classes.

NSPasteboardReadingOptionKey

These options can be used for both the readObjectsForClasses:options: and canReadObjectForClasses:options: methods, unless otherwise specified. The currently available options allow for customization of how URLS are read from the pasteboard.

pasteboardItems

An array that contains all the items held by the receiver or nil if there is an error retrieving pasteboard items.

- indexOfPasteboardItem:

Returns the index of the specified pasteboard item.

- dataForType:

Returns the data for the specified type from the first item in the receiver that contains the type.

- stringForType:

Returns a concatenation of the strings for the specified type from all the items in the receiver that contain the type.