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_ControlPaste() UDF

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Well I've seen one too many "how do I avoid character by character sending to a control?" questions. Now people can simply point the new people to this topic.

Func _ControlPaste($sCTitle,$sCText,$sCID,$sText)
ClipPut($sText)
ControlFocus($sCTitle,$sCText,$sCID)
Send("^{V}")
EndFunc

Was that really so hard people? I mean seriously,come on...

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Well I've seen one too many "how do I avoid character by character sending to a control?" questions. Now people can simply point the new people to this topic.

Func _ControlPaste($sCTitle,$sCText,$sCID,$sText)
ClipPut($sText)
ControlFocus($sCTitle,$sCText,$sCID)
Send("^{V}")
EndFunc

Was that really so hard people? I mean seriously,come on...

Time for a rewrite: you didn't provide for the case where there is something already on the clipboard that needs preserving :mellow: Edited by ResNullius

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Fine how's this? :mellow:

Func _ControlPaste($sCTitle,$sCText,$sCID,$sText,$iPreserve)
If $iPreserve = 1 Then
$sCBText = _ClipBoard_GetData()
Endif
ClipPut($sText)
ControlFocus($sCTitle,$sCText,$sCID)
Send("^{V}")
If $sCBText <> "" Then
ClipPut($sCBText)
Endif
EndFunc

Edit: Used _ClipBoard_GetData() to allow non-text clipboard preservation.

Edited by dbzfanatic

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Fine how's this? :mellow:

Func _ControlPaste($sCTitle,$sCText,$sCID,$sText,$iPreserve)
If $iPreserve = 1 Then
$sCBText = _ClipBoard_GetData()
Endif
ClipPut($sText)
ControlFocus($sCTitle,$sCText,$sCID)
Send("^{V}")
If $sCBText <> "" Then
ClipPut($sCBText)
Endif
EndFunc

Edit: Used _ClipBoard_GetData() to allow non-text clipboard preservation.

Better, but if you're making it a UDF, then for the nubes you need

#include <Clipboard.au3>

And I think I'd make $iPreserve default to 1

#include-once
#include <Clipboard.au3>

Func _ControlPaste($sCTitle, $sCText, $sCID, $sText, $iPreserve = 1)
    Local $sOldCBData = ""
    If $iPreserve = 1 Then
        $sOldCBData = _ClipBoard_GetData()
    EndIf
    ClipPut($sText)
    ControlFocus($sCTitle, $sCText, $sCID)
    ControlSend($sCTitle, $sCText, $sCID, "+{INSERT}")
    If $sOldCBData <> "" Then
        ClipPut($sOldCBData)
    EndIf
EndFunc

Also I changed to ControlSend from plain Send just for a added measure of reliability, and I send the Shift+Insert keycombo because sometimes sending Ctrl+V can be unpredicatable. :(

Edited by ResNullius

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Yeah sure just take over my project lol. Thanks for the help/suggestions though. My brain's been a bit fried lately (my girlfriend's parents went ballistic on us) so I appreciate the help, honestly.

Edit: Did some testing (my head cleared a bit :mellow: plus I'm bored) and I noticed that it does not preserve the data on the clipboard. I think I may revert it to saving only text instead of using _ClipBoard_GetData(), which I now see returns only handles and not the data itself.

Edit 2: Here is the modified function that preserves clipboard text.

#include-once
#include <Clipboard.au3>

Func _ControlPaste($sCTitle, $sCText, $sCID, $sText, $iPreserve = 1)
    If $iPreserve = 1 Then
        $sCBText = ClipGet()
    EndIf
    ClipPut($sText)
    ControlFocus($sCTitle, $sCText, $sCID)
    ControlSend($sCTitle, $sCText, $sCID, "+{INSERT}")
    If $sCBText <> "" Then
        ClipPut($sCBText)
    EndIf
EndFunc

Here is an example of the usage.

_ControlPaste("Untitled - ", "", "Edit1","Some text for Notepad.")

Edit 3: Did a bit more reading and it seems ClipPut() clears the clipboard and then places the specified data onto it. I tried using _ClipBoard_SetData() but that requires a handle to the data,not the data itself. Retrieving the data with _ClipBoard_GetData() would return a handle but as soon as ClipPut() is called the handle is useless. I will work on this a bit and see if I can create a structure for the handle to the actual text, that way the handle to previous clipboard data remains.

Edited by dbzfanatic

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