Clipboard

Description

The Clipboard is like a scratch pad available to Windows and all running applications. It allows pieces of information to be temporarily stored and then retrieved later by another application. Because all applications have access to the clipboard, data can be easily transferred between applications or within an application.

AutoMate's Clipboard action contains various activities that allow you automate all Windows clipboard operations. Along with the basic Cut, Copy, Paste and Clear clipboard activities, this action also comprises a Get Clipboard activity, which retrieves the current contents of the clipboard as text and places it in a variable, and a Set Clipboard activity, which allows you to set the clipboard to the text specified.

Available Activities

The following table briefly describes the available activities for this action. Click the appropriate link for more details regarding a specific activity.

Activity

Description

Clipboard - Clear

Clears the current contents of the clipboard.

Clipboard - Copy

Copies the selected text to the clipboard.

Clipboard - Cut

Cuts the selected text to the clipboard.

Clipboard - Get

Retrieves the current contents of the clipboard as text and places it in an AutoMate variable.

Clipboard - Paste

Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the currently focused window.

Clipboard - Set

Sets the clipboard to the text specified.