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SetClipboardData() wants to hang Windows a lot

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I'm using VC++ 4.0 to make a program, one of the parts of initialisation is to fill the clipboard with 256 bytes.

Now is there anything wrong with this code...


HANDLE dat = (HANDLE)malloc(256); // allocate memory
dat = memset(dat, 'A', 256); // set it to all A's
*((char *)dat) + 255) = '\0'; // terminate with NULL

while (!OpenClipboard(NULL))
; // open clipboard for current window

SetClipboardData(CF_TEXT, dat); // set clipboard

CloseClipboard(); // close clipboard

Everytime I try to do this, Windows crashes (no blue screen or anything, just locks up totally). I haven't been able to work out why it doesn't work.

Can anyone help?

Cheers,

leroy.

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