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The first thing we need to do is to create a new reference to the clipboard. In AIR, there are two types of clipboard: the system clipboard, and the AIR clipboard. We'll only concern ourselves with the system clipboard for now.
// create a new clipboard object, a static value var cb = air.Clipboard.generalClipboard;
Now that we have a new clipboard object, we need to import the available clipboard formats. There are currently 6 static values, but again we'll only be concerning ourselves with one of them...TEXT_FORMAT
// retrieve the value for text formatted clipboard values var cbFormat = air.ClipboardFormats.TEXT_FORMAT;
Finally, we set our string to the clipboard
// set the string data into the clipboard cb.setData(cbFormat,myString);
It's a pretty simple process
// the original string var myString = 'AIR is great!'; // create a new clipboard object, a static value var cb = air.Clipboard.generalClipboard; // retrieve the value for text formatted clipboard values var cbFormat = air.ClipboardFormats.TEXT_FORMAT; // set the string data into the clipboard cb.setData(cbFormat,myString);
Look for more one-off AIR tips as I work through adding features to Shrinkadoo. Also, make sure to check out copy and paste in Shrinkadoo, coming soon.
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