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Clipboard Sample 

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This sample shows you how to place and retrieve Clipboard items in multiple formats.

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This sample code is provided to illustrate a concept and should not be used in applications or Web sites, as it may not illustrate the safest coding practices. Microsoft assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages should the sample code be used for purposes other than as intended.

To open the sample file in Solution Explorer

  1. Click Download Sample.

    The File Download message box appears.

  2. Click Open, and on the left column of the zip folder window, click Extract all files.

    The Extraction Wizard opens.

  3. Click Next. You can change the directory that the files will be extracted to, and then click Next again.

  4. Make sure that the Show extracted files check box is selected, and click Finish.

  5. Double-click the sample's .sln file.

    The sample solution is displayed in Solution Explorer. You might get a security warning that says the solution location is not trusted. Click OK to continue.

To run this sample

  • Press F5.

To view the sample documentation

  1. In Solution Explorer, double-click the Documentation folder.

  2. If you are using Visual Basic Express Edition, right-click ReadMe.htm in the Documentation folder. Click View in Browser.

  3. If you are using another version of Visual Basic, double-click ReadMe.htm in the Documentation folder.

Demonstrates

The main form's menu commands control the two primary tasks in using the Clipboard—copying to it and retrieving from it. Six data types are copied and pasted using the My.Computer.Clipboard Object:

In each case, the data is copied from the source control in the left column and pasted into the destination control in the right column.

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