Put a String on the Clipboard

In my program I have a string that I want to put on the clipboard, so I can paste it in another application (for example a word processor).  How do I do that?
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JimBob091197Commented:
Hi

If you have a string you can copy it to the clipboard as follows:
procedure TForm1.DoTheCopy;
var
  Clp: TClipBoard;
begin
  Clp := TClipBoard.Create;
  Clp.AsText := 'Hello';  // Your string goes here.
  Clp.Free;
end;

Also, if you have selected text in an edit control (e.g. TMemo) you can copy it by calling:
  MyMemo.CopyToClipboard;

Regards,
JB
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JimBob091197Commented:
P.S.  Add ClipBrd to your uses clause in order to use TClipBoard.
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TechStoneAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that works perfectly!

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puzhikaduCommented:
procedure CopyButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
   If ActiveControl is TMemo then TMemo(ActiveControl).CopyToClipboard;
   If ActiveControl is TDBMemo then TDBMemo(ActiveControl).CopyToClipboard;
   If ActiveControl is TEdit then TEdit(ActiveControl).CopyToClipboard;
   If ActiveControl is TDBedit then TDBedit(ActiveControl).CopyToClipboard;
end;

procedure PasteButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
   If ActiveControl is TMemo then TMemo(ActiveControl).PasteFromClipboard;
   If ActiveControl is TDBMemo then TDBMemo(ActiveControl).PasteFromClipboard;
   If ActiveControl is TEdit then TEdit(ActiveControl).PasteFromClipboard;
   If ActiveControl is TDBedit then TDBedit(ActiveControl).PasteFromClipboard;
end;

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