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Retrieves the text or image found in the system clipboard.
Remarks:
Universal Windows 10 App You only have the ability to retrieve the text found in the clipboard.
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 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps 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
WINDEVJavaUser 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.
WINDEVJavaUser code (UMC)

Retrieving an image in an Image control Hide the details

<Result> = Clipboard(<Name of Image control>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the image found in the clipboard was retrieved,
  • False otherwise.
<Name of Image control>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of Image control (found in the current window) into which the image found in the clipboard will be copied.
Versions 19 and later
WINDEVUser 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 Image variable into which the image found in the clipboard will be copied.
New in version 19
WINDEVUser 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 Image variable into which the image found in the clipboard will be copied.
WINDEVUser 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 Image variable into which the image found in the clipboard will be copied.
Remarks
  • Clipboard reads the text or image information found in the clipboard of current system. The information other than text or image information (binary information, etc.) found in the clipboard cannot be read by 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.
  • Universal Windows 10 App Only the Text information can be retrieved (Syntax 1).
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 : wd250std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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