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# Clipboard Blues

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Is there a way to access what is in the clipboard if my application doesnt own it? I just need to take whatever is in the clipboard at the time and store it to a variable. I tried making heads or tails of this at MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui/clipbrd_1xwk.asp but.... i was unsuccessful. I figure maybe someone here has experience with accessing the clipboard without taking explicit control over it like that implementation does. Thanks for the help in advance.

Yes.

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i was actually looking for some sort of method of implementation. Not a yes or no..... You see my post is asking about help on the situation, not polling your experience. Try to reply better please.

k thanks.

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fine. here''s an example i typed up, since you obviously cannot use a search engine to figure it out yourself.

  #include <iostream.h>#include <windows.h>void main(HWND hwnd){	char *text;	OpenClipboard hwnd;	text = GetClipboardData(CF_TEXT);	CloseClipboard();	cout << text << endl;}

i don''t know if i made an error by mistake as I typed it here, but compile it, it should work fine.

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Actually i DID research. but youre right the answer was obvious. Code goes likes this. Yours is wrong

OpenClipboard(hwnd);
szString=(char*)GetClipboardData(CF_TEXT);
// code handling whats in clipboard here
CloseClipboard();

anyway thanks for trying to help. You need to chill on elitism though.....