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detect highlighted text

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Hi

What I want to do is detect whenever a some text is highlighted/selected in any window

..is there a highlighted event?

I could try to detect mouse drag event perhaps? But it would be better to be able to detect generically when something is highlighted/selected.

. One solution is to backup the clipboard contents and then do a copy

and if the clipboard is not empty then you know if something is highlighted/selected. But

this requires polling etc.

I have tried detecting mouse up events , but when a mouse up event happens -on a menu the ^C (copy) - the system beeps.

Is there a is selected /highlighted event..in windows /autoit?

mike

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IIRC there was another user who asked a similar question some time ago but unfortunatley there was no solution.

Why do you want to detect selected text? What do you want to do with the selected text?


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi.

There might be a constraint, resulting from the fact, that "highlighting something" can be a time consuming process, and not a single point of time: Assume a user working in word, then start to drag, drag-down, drag-even-more-down, ups, too far, drag back upwards some lines / words, then release the mouse button. During all this time there IS something highlighted.

Beside this: To sit and watch out for "user's input content" is always suspicios to be (ab)used for some kind of (key)logging -- what's your exact intention, please?

Regards, Rudi.

<edit: typo>

Edited by rudi

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