Computer.Clipboard Property

Gets an object that provides methods for manipulating the Clipboard.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public ClipboardProxy Clipboard { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.ClipboardProxy
The My.Computer.Clipboard object for the computer.

This property provides easy access to the ClipboardProxy object.

This property is available only for non-server applications.

Availability by Project Type

Project type


Windows Forms Application


Class Library


Console Application


Windows Forms Control Library


Web Control Library


Windows Service


Web Site


This example reads text from the Clipboard into the string textOnClipboard.

Dim textOnClipboard As String = My.Computer.Clipboard.GetText()

This example fails if there is no text on the Clipboard.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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