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Re: How to "Set" unicode text to Win32::Clipboard?

by Util (Priest)
on Apr 30, 2011 at 22:34 UTC ( #902266=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to "Set" unicode text to Win32::Clipboard?

If my reading of Clipboard.xs in the Win32::Clipboard source is correct, then the module does *not* have any way to make Set() work as anything but CF_TEXT. The docs even explicitly say about CF_TEXT:

this is the only format you can use to set clipboard data

Options:

  1. Submit a request via rt.cpan.org to add this functionality.
  2. Edit the source to make a SetAs() routine, by combining techniques from GetAs() and Set(). Don't forget to send a patch to Jan Dubois.
  3. Use Win32::API to directly access SetClipboardData(CF_UNICODETEXT, Data) and related APIs.
  4. Pay someone to do #2 or #3.


Comment on Re: How to "Set" unicode text to Win32::Clipboard?
Re^2: How to "Set" unicode text to Win32::Clipboard?
by Dr. Mu (Hermit) on May 01, 2011 at 00:15 UTC
    Thanks, yes, I saw that in the doc about CF_TEXT; but the same doc also states that CF_UNICODETEXT is a constant that's "not recognized by Win32:Clipboard," which is untrue. So I was hoping the doc was wrong here, as well, and that there was an easy way around the issue.

    Options 2 and 3 are more than I care to dig into right now. But since I'm using Win32::GuiTest I might also look into using its WMSetText method to write the text directly to the textarea, instead of going through the clipboard. Wish me luck!

    Thanks again,
    -Phil

      Unfortunately, WMSetText doesn't work like I thought it would with the text in the edit window. However, I've been able to work around the problem by saving the marked-up text to a file and causing the other program to load that file, instead of going back through the clipboard. It's ugly (the open file dialog box flashes on momentarily -- yuck!), but it works.

      -Phil

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