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I need to get text to the clipboard form a prompt outside of windows.  I would prefer to use C++ to write the code.  Does anyone out there know how to do this, or have any ideas for starting points?
Another question.  Is there a way to activate a button on the Win-95 tool bar outside of windows, or without actually pushing it with a mouse click, and how would one go about doind that.

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When you say "Outside of Windows", I assume you mean from a DOS program.

If so:

INT 2F, AX=1701
  Open clipboard
Return value in AX:
  0            - Clipboard already open
  Other values - success

INT 2F, AX=1702
  Empty clipboard
Return value in AX
  0            - failure
  Other values - success

INT 2F, AX=1703
  Set clipboard data
  DX = Format:
    01 - Text
    02 - Bitmap
    03 - Metafile
    04 - SYLK
    05 - DIF
    06 - TIFF
    07 - OEM Text
    08 - DIB Bitmap
  ES:BX -> Data
  SI:CX = Size of data
Return value in AX
  0            - failure
  Other values - success

INT 2F, AX=1704
  DX - Format
Return value
  DX:AX = Size of data. Can be rounded up to multiple of 32 bytes
  0:0 if no data in clipboard

INT 2F, AX=1705
  DX - Format
  ES:BX -> Buffer
Return value in AX
  0            - failure
  Other values - success

INT 2F, AX=1708
  Close clipboard
Return value in AX
  0            - failure
  Other values - success


A simple technique for communicating in between DOS and Windows, is to write a Windows program which installs itself as a Clipboard viewer. The DOS program will then send text commands to clipboard, and the windows program will decode and perform the actions. Look up SetClipboardViewer for an explanation of clipboard viewers.


Regards,

Erik.
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