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Quinch

See if any text is selected?

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Quick question - is there a built-in function that checks if there is any selected text in the currently active window?

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I believe it will depend on the type of control. There are several functions that get selected text. If the selected text happens to be an empty string then there is nothing selected.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

If the selected text is part of a web page some browsers will copy to clipboard as text if you send ^c. Some may not. A text edit control like the one I'm using now is a different story. I mean read-only selected text. Some browsers or PDF viewers may not even copy to clipboard as text. Copy to clipboard is likely to work with more windows than any other method. The best approach depends on what you are trying to do and the nature of the particular window.

Edited by MilesAhead

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If the selected text is part of a web page some browsers will copy to clipboard as text if you send ^c.

Yeah, that's my plan B. Is there a way to avoid overwriting what clipboard already has stored? Like writing it to a variable, then putting the contents of the variable back into clipboard? Are there limitations to the kind of data AutoIt can put into clipboard?

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Quinch,

Like writing it to a variable, then putting the contents of the variable back into clipboard?

Exactly - use ClipGet to put the Clipboard contents into a temporary variable and then ClipPut to replace it once you have finished with the Clipboard.

Are there limitations to the kind of data AutoIt can put into clipboard?

Yes - you may have to look at the _ClipBoard_* functions if you want to store certain things. I have not delved into this UDF much, but there are a number of topics on it if you search. :)

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
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If the selected text is in a Windows control the ControlCommand() function can be used, with the GetSelected command.


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