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Copy/Paste to Clipboard

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I have a memo box and a few menu items such as Copy, Cut, Paste, etc.

I would like to know how to copy and paste these items to and from clipboard.

Actually I already got paste to work, but copying the selected text to clipboard, I can't get to work.

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so long as text is selected, Memo1.CopyToClipboard should work.
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by:krainey
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Take a look at sending the WM_CUT, WM_PASTE, WM_COPY  messages to the control.
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by:edey
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You can also try:

clipBoard.asText := memo1.selText;

or even:

var
 str : pchar;
...
str := memo1.selText;
clipBoard.setTextBuf(str);

For assigning other sorts of data to the clipBoard you can try:

clipBoard.assign(image1.picture.bitmap);

There are many ways to do this, I sugest checking out the help files might be a good idea.

GL
Mike
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by:aussie_guy_nik
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edey

clipboard is not reserved object. isn't there a reserved clipboard object in windows which can be accessed.

tclipboard has to be declared, and I don't know how that's supposed to work.

thanks
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TClipboard is globally declared in clipbrd.pas, so you just have to add clipbrd to your uses clause, you don't even have to instantiate it.

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Mike
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actually, I figured it out. there seems to be a simpler way to do all this, which unfortunatelly was not provided in any of the answers, so i am deleting this question.
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by:aussie_guy_nik
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the simple answer, which seems to work is

memSQL.CopyToClipboard

memSQL.PasteFromClipboard
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I told you to use CopyToClipboard in the first reply...but if you want to delete the question go ahead
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