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Writes text or image information into the system clipboard.
To write RTF Text information, use ToClipboardRTF.
Universal Windows 10 App You only have the ability to write text information into the Windows 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
Res is int
// The content of the control is copied into the clipboard
Text = EDT_EDIT1
Res = ToClipboard(Text)
IF Res = False THEN
Error("Error while writing into the clipboard")
END
Syntax

Writing a text into the clipboard Hide the details

<Result> = ToClipboard(<Text>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the text was copied into the clipboard,
  • False otherwise.
<Text>: Character string (with quotes)
Text that will be written into the clipboard.
WINDEVJavaUser code (UMC)

Copying an image into the clipboard Hide the details

<Result> = ToClipboard(<Image> , <Transparency>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the image was copied into the clipboard,
  • False otherwise.
<Image>: Character string (without quotes) or Image variable
  • Name of Image control that will be copied into the clipboard. If the Image control does not belong to the current window, use the following notation: <Window Name>.<Name of Image Control>.
  • Versions 17 and later
    WINDEV Name of the Image variable to be copied to the clipboard.
    New in version 17
    WINDEV Name of the Image variable to be copied to the clipboard.
    WINDEV Name of the Image variable to be copied to the clipboard.
<Transparency>: Boolean
Versions 26 and later
WINDEV
  • True (value by Default) to maintain image transparency (if possible) when copy to clipboard,
  • False otherwise.
New in version 26
WINDEV
  • True (value by Default) to maintain image transparency (if possible) when copy to clipboard,
  • False otherwise.
WINDEV
  • True (value by Default) to maintain image transparency (if possible) when copy to clipboard,
  • False otherwise.
Remarks
  • ToClipboard can be used to manage the cut/copy/paste feature for text or image information (BMP).
  • Clipboard is used to read the contents of the clipboard. Clipboard cannot be used to read any type of information other than text or image (e.g., binary, etc.) in the clipboard.
  • ToClipboardRTF and ClipboardRTF are used to manage information in RTF.
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.
Business / UI classification: UI Code
Component: wd260std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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