Copy\Paste Limitation in RemoteApp

I've got an home made application, working with Remoteapp,
Everything works fine, but there is a limitation with the copy/paste :
Copy/paste is enabled in the rdp file.

When the application is running locally, i can copy/paste some data and form (color, spreadsheet etc).
When the application is running in RemoteApp, i'm trying to copy from the remoteapp to paste in my local Excel => paste only text ... if i selected a spreadsheet for exemple, it gives me only text, i loose all form.

I'm not sure if my explaination is clear :)

Do you have an idea ?


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Mathias75000Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I didn't resolve my problem, but in the app we have an "export" button and it do it right.
it's just a bit longer, users will have to learn it !
Anyway, thanks everyone !
Jackie ManCommented:
Is there any local policy and group policy settings applied in your server which hosts the RemoteApp to disable the clipboard redirection?

Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Remote Desktop Services \ Remote Desktop Session Hosts \ Device and Resource Redirection \ Do not allow clipboard redirection

Jim P.Commented:
Sometimes you need to restart rdpclip.exe.

Note that if you do it with multiple users -- everyone will loose their clipboard capability.
taskkill /im rdpclip.exe /f

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Mathias75000Author Commented:
The GPO is ok, clipboard redirection is on, I already try to restart rdpclip without success ...
from a a client PC i can copy/paste (so i think that there is no pb with clipboard redirection) but with limitations ! i can only copy "brut" text, no form, spreadsheet, color ...
Mathias75000Author Commented:
no idea ?
here is the example :

in picture 1, here is an spreadsheet in the remoteapp,
 pic  1in picture 2, i'm copying
 pic 2in picture 3, the paste in Excel => data are here but just the text
 pic 3
if i do the same thing with the App running locally, i can paste everything, the spreadsheet is paste perfectly in Excel.

Jim P.Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Pictures say a thousand words.

I'm betting that when the application is running in RemoteApp, you are being presented a web page instead of the actual app. It looks close enough that it isn't normally an issue.

I think about the only solution is to build an export routine to the \\tsclient\c drive.
Mathias75000Author Commented:
no that's not a web page, there is some spreadsheet is the RemoteApp, Pic 1 & 2 come from the RemoteApp.
in fact, we already have an export button in the remoteapp (it works ;)  but some users want to copy/paste directly ...
Mathias75000Author Commented:
looks like my problem but can't apply to me.
i found some few people with this same problem but no solution :
@Sid - your linked article says "As a workaround, change the display protocol to RDP". RemoteApp is RDP!


Looks like you found your problem.  Either work around it by disabling drive redirection, or it becomes insurmountable because it is a bug.  A possibly way to work around this is to paste to local Excel first, select from Excel and paste remotely.  Copying from Excel uses a different format that is not HTML.
Jim P.Commented:
Everything I'm seeing and the terms that are being used in the links below (HTML, render, HTTPS) along with the screen shots you provide is exactly what happens when copy a web page and try to dump it to an office app.

My best guess is that they are converting the display to a web page, which is generally faster than KVM solutions. (KVM -- Keyboard Video Mouse) Normal use -- entering data, reading, printing, etc. -- look normal. When you try to copy/paste is when you run into issues.

Mathias75000Author Commented:
no solution.
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