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Queries data from clipboard item.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Clipboard 4.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "Clipboard.GetData"; ClipboardType; ResultType { ; Param1; Param2 } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
ClipboardType The clipboard type to query. On Windows can also be a number. ""
ResultType How to return the data. Can be "hex" for hex encoded, "base64" for base 64 encoded, "text" for trying to read data as text, "file" for a container value containing a file or "image" for reading data as image. "image"
Param1 For ResultType "file" the filename of the container value. For ResultType "image" the image type. Can be PNG, JPEG, GIF or BMP. "JPEG" Optional
Param2 For ResultType "image", the file name of the image in the container value. "image.jpg" Optional


Returns text or error.


Queries data from clipboard item.
We look at the clipboard for a matching item with given type and return it in the format type you request.

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


Queries icon from clipboard:

MBS("Clipboard.GetData"; ""; "image")

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Created 20th September 2014, last changed 9th November 2021

Clipboard.DetectFileMakerDataType - Clipboard.GetFileMakerData