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molotofc

I have something like this:

;an event outside of autoit happens so that some data is copied to the clipboard
msgbox (0,"", clipget())
$myvar = clipget()
;an event outside of autoit happens so that some new data is copied to the clipboard
msgbox (0,"", $myvar)

I have a problem with Line 5, that the value of $myvar displayed is that of the newly copied data that happened on Line 4 - how do I get $myvar on Line 5 to show the data copied from Line 1?

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BrewManNH

You'd have to put the ClipGet return into another variable to store it, otherwise when you overwrite it in line 4 it will be gone and you can't retrieve it. Basically, do the same thing you did in line 3, get the contents of the clipboard and put it into a variable, then use that variable in your message box.


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JohnOne

I have something like this:

;an event outside of autoit happens so that some data is copied to the clipboard
msgbox (0,"", clipget())
$myvar = clipget()
;an event outside of autoit happens so that some new data is copied to the clipboard
msgbox (0,"", $myvar)

I have a problem with Line 5, that the value of $myvar displayed is that of the newly copied data that happened on Line 4 - how do I get $myvar on Line 5 to show the data copied from Line 1?

If what you say is happening, really is, it does not make sense, and would be some sort of time travelling quantum bug.

I suspect there is much more to it than the events you describe, and that is where your problems lie.


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molotofc

You'd have to put the ClipGet return into another variable to store it, otherwise when you overwrite it in line 4 it will be gone and you can't retrieve it. Basically, do the same thing you did in line 3, get the contents of the clipboard and put it into a variable, then use that variable in your message box.

 

I already assigned ClipGet() into a variable ($myVar) on Line 3 - where am I going wrong?

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gruntydatsun

if you are testing this by:

  • copy "a" to the clipboard
  • run program
  • when message box shows copy "b" to the clipboard
  • click OK on message box

 

then you will see the problem you describe.

  • your program is retrieving the clipboard and displaying in a message box
  • program has halted executing here at line 1
  • you put "b" onto the clipboard
  • you press ok in the message box
  • program moves to line 2 and gets "b" off the clipboard and puts it in $myvar
  • program moves to line 3 and displays $myvar which is now "b"

 

if this is happening with an external program, then the contents of the clipboard are changing while the message box is up and before line 2 runs to assigned the contents of the clipboard to a variable.

try this:

$myvar = clipget()
msgbox (0,"", $myvar)
;an event outside of autoit happens so that some new data is copied to the clipboard
$myvar2 = clipget()
msgbox (0,"", "$myvar = " & $myvar & "     $myvar2 = " & $myvar2)

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molotofc

Exactly what I need gruntydatsun. Thank you

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