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I need to paste clipboard data automatically and so i try


But it wont work for file drop list (it can paste text data only)

So how i can simulate Control + v button programmatically.

What I have tried:


But it wont work for file drop list (it can paste text data only)
Updated 5-May-16 12:47pm
CHill60 5-May-16 13:11pm    
Where are you trying to "paste" this - give us some context
vishal2592 5-May-16 13:21pm    
desktop or any location location will be dynamic
Dave Kreskowiak 5-May-16 20:26pm    
How are you putting the focus on the destination window? How does your app know when to send the keystrokes?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 5-May-16 13:18pm    
Philippe Mori 6-May-16 21:00pm    
Users don't expect that... thus it is spam.

In C# the clipboard is a standard class called clipboard not surprisingly. It is pretty much accessible anywhere.

The pseudocode to get the list is
if (Clipboard.ContainsFileDropList())
   ReturnList = Clipboard.GetFileDropList()

   // Do whatever you want with list now .. paste them wherever.

Intercept whatever message you want WM_PASTE most likely and paste the list entries where you want too.
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try SendKeys.Send("^v"); with a lower case v

and then use the following code.

protected override bool ProcessCmdKey(ref Message msg, Keys keyData)
      if (keyData == (Keys.Control | Keys.V))
         var someData = Clipboard.GetFileDropList();
         //do something with the data
         return true;
         return base.ProcessCmdKey(ref msg, keyData);
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