Module: Clipboard in Category Windows : Clipboard Operations from Total Visual SourceBook

Working with the Windows Clipboard in VB6 and VBA with 32 and 64-bit Windows API calls.

Use this code to get the contents of the clipboard, copy text to the clipboard, or clear the contents of the clipboard.

Procedure Name Type Description
(Declarations) Declarations Declarations and private variables for the modClipboard module.
ClearClipboardData Procedure Clears the clipboard.
GetClipboardData Procedure Get the text contents of the clipboard.
SetClipboardData Procedure Writes the supplied string to the clipboard.
' Example of the modClipboard module
' To use this example:
' 1. Create a new form.
' 2. Create a command button called cmdTest
' 3. Paste the entire contents of this module into the new form's module.

Private Sub cmdTest_Click()
  ' This procedure shows how to use the modClipboard class.
  Dim strTest As String

  ' Put a string of text onto the clipboard
  Debug.Print "Putting text on the clipboard"
  SetClipboardData "This is a test"

  ' Get the text
  strTest = GetClipboardData()
  Debug.Print "Clipboard is: " & strTest

  ' Clear the clipboard
  Debug.Print "Emptying the clipboard..."
  Debug.Print "Clipboard is: " & GetClipboardData()

End Sub

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