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Retrieves the text or image found in the system clipboard.
Remarks:
Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPad You can only retrieve text from the clipboard.
Versions 15 and later
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
New in version 15
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Versions 16 and later
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
New in version 16
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for WINDEV applications in Linux.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Example
Text is string
IF ClipboardFormat(cfText) = True THEN
Text = Clipboard()  // Clipboard content in Text
END
WINDEVReports and QueriesJavaUser code (UMC)
IF ClipboardFormat(cfBitmap) = True THEN
Clipboard(IMG_Image1)  // Clipboard content in the IMG_Image1 control
END
WINDEV
MyImage is Image
IF ClipboardFormat(cfBitmap) = True THEN
Clipboard(MyImage)  // Clipboard content in the Image variable
END
Syntax

Retrieving a text Hide the details

<Result> = Clipboard()
<Result>: Character string
Text found in the clipboard.
WINDEVReports and QueriesJavaUser code (UMC)

Retrieving an image in an Image control Hide the details

<Result> = Clipboard(<Image control>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the image found in the clipboard was retrieved,
  • False otherwise.
<Image control>: Control name
Name of Image control (found in the current window) into which the image found in the clipboard will be copied.
Versions 19 and later
WINDEVReports and QueriesUser code (UMC)

Retrieving an image in an Image variable Hide the details

<Result> = Clipboard(<Image>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the image found in the clipboard was retrieved,
  • False otherwise.
<Image>: Image variable
Name of the Image variable to which the clipboard image must be copied.
New in version 19
WINDEVReports and QueriesUser code (UMC)

Retrieving an image in an Image variable Hide the details

<Result> = Clipboard(<Image>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the image found in the clipboard was retrieved,
  • False otherwise.
<Image>: Image variable
Name of the Image variable to which the clipboard image must be copied.
WINDEVReports and QueriesUser code (UMC)

Retrieving an image in an Image variable Hide the details

<Result> = Clipboard(<Image>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the image found in the clipboard was retrieved,
  • False otherwise.
<Image>: Image variable
Name of the Image variable to which the clipboard image must be copied.
Remarks
  • Clipboard reads the text or image information found in the clipboard of current system. Clipboard cannot be used to read any type of information other than text or image (e.g., binary, etc.) in the clipboard.. To read a text in RTF format, use ClipboardRTF.
  • Clipboard can be used to manage the cut/copy/paste feature performed on text or image information.
  • If the Image control must be assigned several times with the clipboard content, dEndDrawing must be used between the different assignments.
  • ToClipboard is used to write into the clipboard.
  • Versions 26 and later
    WINDEV If the image transparency information was retained when copying the image to the clipboard (ToClipboard function), this information is also retained when copying to the Image control and/or Variable of the Image type..
    New in version 26
    WINDEV If the image transparency information was retained when copying the image to the clipboard (ToClipboard function), this information is also retained when copying to the Image control and/or Variable of the Image type..
    WINDEV If the image transparency information was retained when copying the image to the clipboard (ToClipboard function), this information is also retained when copying to the Image control and/or Variable of the Image type..
  • Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPad Only the Text information can be retrieved (Syntax 1).
  • AndroidAndroid Widget From Android 10, if the application is in the background, it is not possible to retrieve the content of the clipboard. In this case, Clipboard will return an empty string ("").
Related Examples:
The TableTo functions Unit examples (WINDEV): The TableTo functions
[ + ] Exporting table data with the WLanguage functions.
The following topics are presented in this example:
1/ interfacing with Word and Excel
2/ sending data to the clipboard
3/ generating a text file
This example explains how to export the content of a table to a Word document, an Excel workbook, the clipboard or a text file via the following WLanguage functions: TableToWord, TableToExcel, ToClipboard, TableToText.
Component: wd260std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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