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Can python access windows clipboard

Can I use python to copy something(like a string) to the clipboard, so
that I can paste it somewhere else. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks very much!

Jun 21 '07 #1
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On Jun 21, 9:59 am, MaHL <mhl1...@gmail. comwrote:
Can I use python to copy something(like a string) to the clipboard, so
that I can paste it somewhere else. Is there a way to do this?
The following requires Mark Hammond's win32all package (http://

import win32clipboard, win32con, random

text = "Some text to stick on the clipboard"

win32clipboard. OpenClipboard()
win32clipboard. SetClipboardDat a(win32con.CF_T EXT, text)
win32clipboard. CloseClipboard( )


Jun 21 '07 #2
En Thu, 21 Jun 2007 05:59:06 -0300, MaHL <mh*****@gmail. comescribió:
Can I use python to copy something(like a string) to the clipboard, so
that I can paste it somewhere else. Is there a way to do this?
Yes, using the pywin32 extensions that you can download from Sourceforge

pyfrom win32clipboard import *
pyOpenClipboard ()
pyEmptyClipboar d()
pySetClipboardT ext("Hello from Python!")
pyCloseClipboar d()

Ctrl-v: Hello from Python!

Gabriel Genellina

Jun 21 '07 #3
MaHL wrote:
Can I use python to copy something(like a string) to the clipboard, so
that I can paste it somewhere else. Is there a way to do this?
If you're using Cygwin Python you can just open /dev/clipboard and work
on that.
Michael Hoffman
Jun 21 '07 #4
thanks a lot!

Jun 21 '07 #5

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