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Hi all! I'm a newbie with a worst english!

I'm using AutoIt to help my father during work.

When i copy a text with CTRL+C where does it go? Is there a way to read the text copied and put it in a variable?

Edited by MatrixG
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Welcome to the Autoit forum. :oops:

The text you copy with Ctrl-C goes to the clipboard and you can assign it to a variable with ClipGet. :bye:


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I have the same question also newbie on my first 24 hours...;(

WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("This is text that I will copy, once copied I want to save it to clipboard and then assign a variable to fetch it later as paste variable")
;Ok this is where I would like to assign the clipboard text to a variable, I think this is the getclip part?
;I would like the data to be pasted from a variable that was created from copied text to clipboard previously
Send("$var text from clipboard")

If anybody could just put the ClipGet in there that would be appreciated so I can see how it works in VERY, VERY simple terms for ignorant me!


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Here are a solution to read the values from chrome browser into a file 

; Mouseclick in the left corner
 MouseClick($MOUSE_CLICK_LEFT ,130, 200, 1, 1)

Local $sData = ClipGet()

MouseClick($MOUSE_CLICK_LEFT ,130, 200, 1, 1)

logfile("sData: " & $sData)

Func logfile($string)
    Local $FileName = "c:\Versand\Logfiles\setBillbeeID.log"
    Local $handle = 0

    ; Open the file for creating or append
    if FileExists ($FileName) Then
        $handle = FileOpen($FileName, $FO_APPEND)
        $handle = FileOpen($FileName, $FO_OVERWRITE)

    If $handle = -1 Then
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "An error occurred whilst writing the temporary file.")
        Return False

    ; Write data to the file using the handle
    FileWriteLine($handle, $string)

    ; Close the handle returned by FileOpen.

    ; Delete the file.
EndFunc   ;==>Example






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@Frank70, Guess you didn't see that the question is from more than 9 years ago, so really doesn;t need to be answered anymore! ;) 

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