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Using the Clipboard, Part I : Transferring Simple Text

, 6 May 2002
In this first article of a four-part series on learning everything you ever wanted to know about programming the Windows Clipboard, you'll discover the basic steps of using the Clipboard API to transfer simple (ANSI) text to and from the Clipboard.
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Tom Archer
Software Developer (Senior) Microsoft
United States United States
I'm a Senior Programming Writer in the Microsoft Windows Server organization where my focus is WMI, BITS, WinRM, and SMI-S.

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