Transfer a notepad data into the clipboard

Posted on 2004-04-08
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I need open a text file contents into the clipboard using VB (I can use shell and open the notepad , but then I have to close the file everytime).So the best solution for me is to put the contents in the clipboard and clear the clipboard when needed.

Please note : I'm doing this entire programming on MS Access 2000 and am not sure if this would have any limitations over a full pledge VB.
Question by:ranga_hari
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Expert Comment

ID: 10787335
Hi ranga_hari,

Dim MyString
Open "c:\YourReportOutput.txt" For Input As #1    ' Open file for input.
Do While Not EOF(1)    ' Loop until end of file.
    Line Input #1, MyString    ' Read each Line into MyString variable.
    FullText = FullText & MyString     'Put all the Lines read into one String, FullText
Close #1    ' Close file.

I Hope this helps


Author Comment

ID: 10787447
Does not help me :( I need the clipboard bit of programming.This does not help the data to be moved into the clipboard.
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Expert Comment

ID: 10787482
OK another go

use code to open notepad ( I have it somewhere)
sendkeys ^all, true 'select all
sendkeys ^c, true 'Copy
use code to code notepad (this I don't have)

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Author Comment

ID: 10787526
Thanks dude ...I can use shell and open the notepad .But I dont want to open the application seoperately.I want the notepad content transfered to the clipboard without opening the notepad.exe
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Expert Comment

ID: 10787664
Check this out to copy to the clipboard
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Expert Comment

ID: 10788715
Dim myString As String, myText As String
Open "mypath&filename.txt" For Input As #1 'modify with your file
    Do Until EOF(1)
        Line Input #1, myString
        myText = myText & myString & vbCrLf
Close #1
Clipboard.SetText myText, vbCFText 'add to clipboard

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Accepted Solution

Mike Tomlinson earned 100 total points
ID: 10789351
Unfortunately Shauli, there is no clipboard object in MS Access.

If you don't want to use the API's, then here is a workaround.  Use this code on a Form that has a TextBox0.  Unfortunately, the TextBox must be visible for this to work.  You can hide it behind something else maybe.



Private Sub Command2_click()
    Dim fileName As String
    Dim fileContents As String
    fileName = CurrentProject.Path & "\Input.txt"
    If Dir(fileName) <> "" Then
        Open fileName For Binary As #1
        fileContents = Space(LOF(1))
        Get #1, , fileContents
        Close #1
        Text0.Text = fileContents
        Text0.SelStart = 0
        Text0.SelLength = Len(Text0.Text)
        DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdCopy
    End If
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 10790714
Oh, MS Access, sorry, my mistake :(

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