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Copy from the active control to the clipboard (Views: 101)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

Copy from the active control to the clipboard

Answer:

Use the following piece of code for this.

Note: You may trigger the menu open event and enable/disable the copy/paste menu items depending on the type of control that is active.


procedure CopyButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
  if ActiveControl is TMemo then
    TMemo(ActiveControl).CopyToClipboard;
  if ActiveControl is TDBMemo then
    TDBMemo(ActiveControl).CopyToClipboard;
  if ActiveControl is TEdit then
    TEdit(ActiveControl).CopyToClipboard;
  if ActiveControl is TDBedit then
    TDBedit(ActiveControl).CopyToClipboard;
end;

procedure PasteButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
  if ActiveControl is TMemo then
    TMemo(ActiveControl).PasteFromClipboard;
  if ActiveControl is TDBMemo then
    TDBMemo(ActiveControl).PasteFromClipboard;
  if ActiveControl is TEdit then
    TEdit(ActiveControl).PasteFromClipboard;
  if ActiveControl is TDBedit then
    TDBedit(ActiveControl).PasteFromClipboard;
end;

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