Place string into paste buffer?

How can I copy a string to Windows paste buffer.

A google search of
ruby “paste buffer”
seems not to have anything relevant.

Oh … and is there a way to suck information out of the paste buffer in
Ruby?

If your using wxruby. I am not sure if the win32 integration has a
method.
Most of the GUI Frameworks should have some way of accessing the
clipboard.
Hope this helps.

Wx::Clipboard.open do | clip |
clip.data = Wx::TextDataObject.new(“String data”)
end
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thanks,

Allan D.
http://codesnakes.blogspot.com (my blog)
http://www.linkedin.com/in/javaalley

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Ralph S. [email protected]
wrote:

How can I copy a string to Windows paste buffer.

A google search of
ruby “paste buffer”
seems not to have anything relevant.

Oh … and is there a way to suck information out of the paste buffer in
Ruby?

You might also look at win32-clipboard

http://rubyforge.org/docman/view.php/85/1694/README.html

Gordon,

Monday, August 9, 2010, 11:15:31 AM, you wrote:

GT> On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Ralph S. [email protected]
wrote:

How can I copy a string to Windows paste buffer.

A google search of
ruby “paste buffer”
seems not to have anything relevant.

Oh … and is there a way to suck information out of the paste buffer in
Ruby?

GT> You might also look at win32-clipboard

GT> http://rubyforge.org/docman/view.php/85/1694/README.html

Gordon, may the blessings of all the gods of all religions fall upon
your house and your family.


To those who have trouble getting the example (full example below) to
work, try adding
require ‘rubygems’
before
require “win32/clipboard”


##########################################################################

clipboard_test.rb (win32-clipboard)

Generic test script for those without Test::Unit installed, or for

general futzing. You can run this example via the ‘rake example’ task.

##########################################################################
require ‘rubygems’ # Ad this to stop – require “win32/clipboard” –
from complaining
require “win32/clipboard”
require “pp”
include Win32

puts "VERSION: " + Clipboard::VERSION

pp Clipboard.formats
pp Clipboard.data(Clipboard::UNICODETEXT)
pp Clipboard.format_available?(49161)
pp Clipboard.format_name(999999999)
pp Clipboard.format_available?(9999999)

puts “Data was: [” + Clipboard.data + “]”

Clipboard.set_data(“foobar”)

puts “Data is now: [” + Clipboard.data + “]”

puts "Number of available formats: " + Clipboard.num_formats.to_s

Clipboard.empty

puts “Clipboard emptied”

Ralph S. wrote:

How can I copy a string to Windows paste buffer.

A google search of
ruby “paste buffer”
seems not to have anything relevant.

you could pipe it into the “nircmd.exe” program, as well…

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