Is it difficult to write to the system clipboard?
Also, once that is done, how about launching Notpad from VB and dynamically doing a paste (I guess via DDE) from VB code?
To do simple stuff with text is easy. There are 3 methods for use with the clipboard, Clipboard.Clear , Clipboard.SetText and Clipboard.GetText().
The SetText method writes to the clipboard. Suppose you have a textbox (Text1) full of text, to save it to the clipboard is simply
To launch notepad with text from the clipboard, it's probably easiest to create a temporary file and launch using shell.
Open a new project, add a text box (text1) and a command button (command1) and this code:
Private Sub Command1_Click() Clipboard.SetText Text1.Text Dim sTemp As String 'retrieve clipboard text content sTemp = Clipboard.GetText() 'save it to a temporary file Open App.Path & "\temp.txt" For Output As #1 Print #1, sTemp Close #1 'launch this file in notepad Shell "notepad.exe " & App.Path & "\temp.txt", vbNormalFocus 'delete the temp file Kill App.Path & "\temp.txt" End Sub
There's a lot more functionality in the API, you might want to google around for this.
Hope this helps,