VB Script Control Object

Posted on 2003-03-14
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Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I'm making a small 'macro' type program and when the user runs their macro it converts the macro text into VB script.. eg :

MessageBox 'Hello' in my macro text gets converted to
MsgBox "Hello"

Im using The Microsoft Script Control To Do This. I've come across one problem though..

When trying to gain access to the clipboard controls (clipboard.settext & clipboard.gettext) And im getting a runtime error 424.. Object required 'Clipboard' So :

SetClipboard 'Text!' is converted to
Clipboard.SetText "Text!" fine, i checked the string, but its not working!! :(

Any Ideas?
Question by:dgc_lexx
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JMoon5FTM earned 405 total points
ID: 8138144
VBScript doesn't support the Clipboard object.

If you need to access the clipboard from your script, you're going to need to do some more work:

   * Create a new project (Utility), add a class (Clipboard), and give it methods that delegate to VB's clipboard.
   * Compile the (Utility) project.
   * Convert the macro as follows:

   Before:  SetClipboard 'Text!'
   After:   CreateObject("Utility.Clipboard").SetText "Text!"

Expert Comment

ID: 8140135
get the user to type the macro text into a text box then you can do clipboard.settext textbox.text

Author Comment

ID: 8140186
I need a solution that preferably doesnt use any external files, as the macro program has the ability to compile into a single Executable that the users can distribute. Is there a way i could do it using API?

Expert Comment

ID: 8195357
There are API functions for doing this, but they aren't accessible via VBScript either, so you'll still have to write a wrapper in VB.  Given that this is the case, there is no reason to prefer the API over VB's built-in support with the Clipboard object.

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