Read/Write text on clipboard


CString source;
//put your text in source
if(OpenClipboard())
{
HGLOBAL clipbuffer;
char * buffer;
EmptyClipboard();
clipbuffer = GlobalAlloc(GMEM_DDESHARE, source.GetLength()+1);
buffer = (char*)GlobalLock(clipbuffer);
strcpy(buffer, LPCSTR(source));
GlobalUnlock(clipbuffer);
SetClipboardData(CF_TEXT,clipbuffer);
CloseClipboard();
}

How to get text off of the clipboard

This is easy really but here it is for completeness

	char * buffer;
	if(OpenClipboard())
	{

		buffer = (char*)GetClipboardData(CF_TEXT);
		//do something with buffer here 
		//before it goes out of scope

	}

	CloseClipboard();

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