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hi

I am trying to copy an image to a clipboard and then get a handle to the clipboard using API calls GetClipboardData() in C#.

Following is the snippet of our code. Could any one please point out what am I missing here since I never get the handle to the object on clipboard

<snippet>
OpenClipboard(0);
DataObject m_data = new DataObject();
m_data.SetData(DataFormats.Dib,imgCardImage.Image);
Clipboard.SetDataObject(m_data,false);
hDib = GetClipboardData(CF_DIB); // CF_DIB = 8;
</snippet>

hDib returned is always 0 where it actually had to return a handle to the clipboard;


Thanks in Advance.
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Question by:Jayu_is_here
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tgannetts earned 225 total points
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Do you have to use the API calls. .Net Framework contains some Clipboard classes.

For example see

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/clipboard01.asp

Tom.
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by:Jayu_is_here
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Tom,

We need a handle/pointer to the image in the memory. We need to pass this pointer to another API which expects a pointer to the image to store the image.

jayu
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by:vascov
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Hi,

try this:

namespace vascov.xx.ClipboardProb
{
      public class ClipHelper
      {
            [ DllImport( "user32.dll" ) ]
            extern static bool OpenClipboard( IntPtr hWnd );

            [ DllImport( "user32.dll" ) ]
            extern static bool CloseClipboard();

            [ DllImport( "user32.dll" ) ]
            extern static IntPtr GetClipboardData( uint uFormat );

            public static void GetSomeDib()
            {
                  OpenClipboard( System.Diagnostics.Process.GetCurrentProcess().MainWindowHandle );
                  IntPtr img = GetClipboardData( 8 );

                  // Do Something with img
            
                  CloseClipboard();
            }            
}
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by:vascov
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just on } missing to close the namespace :)

(fast copy/paste :)

--
vascov
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by:vascov
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Jayu, did this help ?

Did it solve your prob ?
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by:vascov
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Jayu ?

Did this help you solve your problem ?

Further assistance ?

Thx
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