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Sets the text on the clipboard.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Clipboard 2.6 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "Clipboard.SetText"; text { ; type } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
text The new txt for the clipboard. "Hello World"
type The data type. By default NSStringPboardType, but can be other Mac types. "" Optional


Returns "OK" or error message.


Sets the text on the clipboard.

For server this will modify the clipboard of the user account running the server app on the server computer and not the clipboard of any client.

On Windows you may want to use Text.ReplaceNewline first to convert line endings. FileMaker on Windows uses Mac line endings internally.

If called on Web Direct, the plugin puts text on the clipboard for the server, not for the client! So the functions are of no use on server.


Sets text:

MBS( "Clipboard.SetText"; "Hello World" )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 19th February 2021

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