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Hi guys,

I've been trying to get the binary data of a bitmap image file which is stored in my PC, i've been looking around and it seems like _ClipBoard_GetData() may be what i am looking for.

The problem is that I can not seem to get it to work, maybe i used it wrong? :ermm:

So here's what I done:

I have a .bmp image on my pc and i copy it

i then run this script

#include <Clipboard.au3>

MsgBox(0, "Example", _ClipBoard_GetData($CF_BITMAP))

but it keeps giving me '0'

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hi XtensionX

instead use the clipboard, I would use FileOpen ($ file, 16) to open the file in binary mode, and FileRead ($ myfile, 1) to read each byte from the file

something like this:

$File = FileOpenDialog('Please choose file', '', 'All files (*.*)', 1)

$myfile = FileOpen($File,16) ; open file in binary mode

FileSetPos($myfile,0,2) ; position "cursor" to last byte in file

$lenoffile = FileGetPos($myfile) ; read actual "cursor" position (last byte in this case)

ConsoleWrite(" - - - - -" & @CRLF & "Dimension of " & $File & " is " & $lenoffile & " bytes" & @CRLF & " - - - - -" & @CRLF & "here are first 320 bytes" & @CRLF & @CRLF)

FileSetPos($myfile,0,0) ; position "cursor" to first byte in file


for $x = 1 to 20 ; show first 20 lines (of 16 bytes each)

    for $i = 0 to 15

        $byte = FileRead($myfile,1)  ; read 1 byte (autoincrement position in file)

        ConsoleWrite($byte & " ") ; print out readed byte to consol

    Next ; next byte


Next ; next line


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