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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.
// stdafx.h : include file for standard system include files,
// or project specific include files that are used frequently,
// but are changed infrequently

#pragma once

#ifndef VC_EXTRALEAN
#define VC_EXTRALEAN		// Exclude rarely-used stuff from Windows headers
#endif

// Modify the following defines if you have to target a platform prior to the ones specified below.
// Refer to MSDN for the latest info on corresponding values for different platforms.
#ifndef WINVER				// Allow use of features specific to Windows 95 and Windows NT 4 or later.
#define WINVER 0x0400		// Change this to the appropriate value to target Windows 98 and Windows 2000 or later.
#endif

#ifndef _WIN32_WINNT		// Allow use of features specific to Windows NT 4 or later.
#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0400		// Change this to the appropriate value to target Windows 98 and Windows 2000 or later.
#endif						

#ifndef _WIN32_WINDOWS		// Allow use of features specific to Windows 98 or later.
#define _WIN32_WINDOWS 0x0410 // Change this to the appropriate value to target Windows Me or later.
#endif

#ifndef _WIN32_IE			// Allow use of features specific to IE 4.0 or later.
#define _WIN32_IE 0x0400	// Change this to the appropriate value to target IE 5.0 or later.
#endif

#define _ATL_CSTRING_EXPLICIT_CONSTRUCTORS	// some CString constructors will be explicit

// turns off MFC's hiding of some common and often safely ignored warning messages
#define _AFX_ALL_WARNINGS

#include <afxwin.h>         // MFC core and standard components
#include <afxext.h>         // MFC extensions
#include <afxdisp.h>        // MFC Automation classes

#include <afxdtctl.h>		// MFC support for Internet Explorer 4 Common Controls
#ifndef _AFX_NO_AFXCMN_SUPPORT
#include <afxcmn.h>			// MFC support for Windows Common Controls
#endif // _AFX_NO_AFXCMN_SUPPORT

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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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