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VBScript: getting text from clipboard - is it possible?

Posted on 2004-08-08
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is it possible to get text from clipboard in VBScript? i have tried the following but it does not work:

Dim MyDataObj As New DataObject
MyDataObj.GetFromClipboard
Dim MyVar As Variant
MyVar = MyDataObj.GetText()
MsgBox MyVar

p.s. i want to implement this in stand-alone *.vbs script file, not in html file
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Question by:latsubs
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DarkoLord earned 50 total points
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I don't think there is a 'native' function in VBScript to access clipboard... however, there is a workaround using IE to access clipboard (credits go  to "Christoph Basedau"):

msgbox ReadClipboard

function ReadClipboard
 ' Reads Clipboard into a variable
 ' by Christoph Basedau
 with createobject("internetexplorer.application")
  .navigate "about:blank"
  ReadClipboard = _
   .document.parentwindow.clipboardData.getData ("text")
  .quit
 end with
end function

Darko
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by:latsubs
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maybe there is also some way (workaround) to use SendKeys() function within VBScript?

p.s. of course, i will give you points...
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by:latsubs
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forget it, i figured out it myself...
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