Clipboard Scan / Callback
Posted on 2003-11-26
I'm working on program that, in general, parses text. The text that should be parsed is coming from some webpages. To get the text, the user has to select-all and copy the text of the webpage. So the text to be parsed is copied to the clipboard.
If a text with a certain pattern is copied to the clipboard, the program should/will recognize this and will popup to show the formatted text.
my question is now, how can i scan the clipboard? Are there callback functions I can use to react on a copy operation, or do i have to let the program look through the clipboard periodically i.e. every 10th second ?