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Hi,
Hope you can help.  Have Access 2007, just upgraded to Win 7.  This code was working under XP Pro now gives" Can't copy right now" - Error 2046. Here is the code. How do I handle this?

Thanks

   Dim vRenFile As String
   Dim vWho

   vWho = Nz(Forms![Contact Details]![FROM WHO].Column(1))
   vRenFile = Format$(Date, "yymmdd")

  'Debug.Print vRenFile
   vRenFile = vRenFile + " " + Nz(Forms![Contact Details]![Last Name]) + " " + Nz(Forms![Contact Details]![First Name]) + " Dog-" + Nz(Forms![Contact Details]![Dog Name]) + " FR-" + vWho + ".jpg"
       Forms![Contact Details].WorkSpace = "C:\Documents and Settings\David Schmucker\My Documents\My Dropbox\1-1 SDT Photo Master\" & vRenFile

  Forms![Contact Details]!WorkSpace.SetFocus
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdCopy
       Forms![Contact Details].WorkSpace = ""
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Question by:DavidWSchmucker
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There are many different reasons why the Clipboard is not available, so you really should not automate or use it for anything of importance (like copying data, or something of that nature). If the users need to copy data, have them highlight it and press Ctrl + C to cop and Ctrl + V to paste.

Hotkeys could be used, but there are issues with that as well (in fact, 2010 has some serious Hot Key issues when used with Tab controls).
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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First, you coding is a bit "Loose"
A lot of things you "Got away" with in previous version of Access/Windows simply have been "tightende up and no longer work.

1.
 Dim vRenFile As String
 Dim vWho '? As What?
Please always explicitly set a dataype, else it will be a Variant

2.
<vRenFile = vRenFile + " " + Nz(Forms![Contact Details]![Last Name]) ...>
When concatenating in VBA, try to use the "&" instead of "+"
vRenFile = vRenFile & " " & Nz(Forms![Contact Details]![Last Name]) ...

3.
"WorkSpace" is a VBA keyword, please avoid using it for an object names

4.
All in all you, ... may just need to save the current form record...
...
Forms![Contact Details]!WorkSpace.SetFocus
Docmd.RunCommand acSaveRecord    'Try adding this line
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdCopy
...


JeffCoachman
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by:DavidWSchmucker
ID: 37821484
Jeff, Thanks for the response.

I've selected simpler to get a grasp on it.  I think I followed your instructions.  This code still doesn't work. Any ideas?

Private Sub Command314_Click()
Dim vEm1 As String
vEm1 = Nz(Forms![contact details]![E-mail Address])
   Forms![contact details].WorkSpace = vEm1
   Forms![contact details]!WorkSpace.SetFocus
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdCopy

End Sub
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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1. Please rename your "WorkSpace" object as not to be confused with the WorkSpace object in VBA...

2. Can that control/filed accept nulls?

3. Where are you running this cod from?
I see you are fully qualifying the form.
This is not needed if you are running this from the same form, ...you can use: Me.SomeControl

4. The Setfocus line is not really needed, try commenting it out.
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by:DavidWSchmucker
ID: 37829006
Here is the latest iteration. No joy.

Dim vEm1 As String
vEm1 = Me.[E-mail Address]
  Me.[DumbTxt] = vEm1
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdCopy

Was wondering if SENDKEYS could be used to do a CTRL C on the DumbTxt fld?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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DavidWSchmucker earned 0 total points
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Well I went the API route and it worked.  For the library reference here is the code from Access help.

How to: Send Information to the Clipboard

Use the Windows API

To use Windows API calls to send information to the Clipboard, paste the following code into the Declarations section of a standard module.




Declare Function GlobalUnlock Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMem As Long) _
   As Long
Declare Function GlobalLock Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMem As Long) _
   As Long
Declare Function GlobalAlloc Lib "kernel32" (ByVal wFlags As Long, _
   ByVal dwBytes As Long) As Long
Declare Function CloseClipboard Lib "User32" () As Long
Declare Function OpenClipboard Lib "User32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) _
   As Long
Declare Function EmptyClipboard Lib "User32" () As Long
Declare Function lstrcpy Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lpString1 As Any, _
   ByVal lpString2 As Any) As Long
Declare Function SetClipboardData Lib "User32" (ByVal wFormat _
   As Long, ByVal hMem As Long) As Long

Public Const GHND = &H42
Public Const CF_TEXT = 1
Public Const MAXSIZE = 4096

The following procedure illusrtrates how to send information to the Clipboard.




Function ClipBoard_SetData(MyString As String)
   Dim hGlobalMemory As Long, lpGlobalMemory As Long
   Dim hClipMemory As Long, X As Long

   ' Allocate moveable global memory.
   '-------------------------------------------
   hGlobalMemory = GlobalAlloc(GHND, Len(MyString) + 1)

   ' Lock the block to get a far pointer
   ' to this memory.
   lpGlobalMemory = GlobalLock(hGlobalMemory)

   ' Copy the string to this global memory.
   lpGlobalMemory = lstrcpy(lpGlobalMemory, MyString)

   ' Unlock the memory.
   If GlobalUnlock(hGlobalMemory) <> 0 Then
      MsgBox "Could not unlock memory location. Copy aborted."
      GoTo OutOfHere2
   End If

   ' Open the Clipboard to copy data to.
   If OpenClipboard(0&) = 0 Then
      MsgBox "Could not open the Clipboard. Copy aborted."
      Exit Function
   End If

   ' Clear the Clipboard.
   X = EmptyClipboard()

   ' Copy the data to the Clipboard.
   hClipMemory = SetClipboardData(CF_TEXT, hGlobalMemory)

OutOfHere2:

   If CloseClipboard() = 0 Then
      MsgBox "Could not close Clipboard."
   End If

   End Function
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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So you were using Win 7 *64 Bit*?
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by:DavidWSchmucker
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No Win 7 - 32 bit.  I saw something that said the copy command only works if the entry behavior is select entire field.  Don't know if that is true or not.
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It worked
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