Clipboard Copying and Pasting

Previously if you wanted to perform copying and pasting in Silverlight you would need to use Javascript or even Flash.  Not anymore, in Silverlight 4 there is the new Clipboard object.

Silverlight Clipboard

<UserControl x:Class="SilverlightClipboard.MainPage"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
    mc:Ignorable="d">
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White" Width="400" Height="150">
        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
            <RowDefinition />
        </Grid.RowDefinitions>
        <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
            <ColumnDefinition />
            <ColumnDefinition />
        </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
        <Button x:Name="copy" Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Content="Copy!" Margin="8" Click="copy_Click" />
        <Button x:Name="paste" Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="1" Content="Paste!" Margin="8" Click="paste_Click" />
        <TextBox x:Name="copyBox" Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0" AcceptsReturn="True" TextWrapping="Wrap" />
        <TextBox x:Name="pasteBox" Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1" AcceptsReturn="True" TextWrapping="Wrap" />
    </Grid>
</UserControl>


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Net;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Animation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;

namespace SilverlightClipboard
{
    public partial class MainPage : UserControl
    {
        public MainPage()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void copy_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            Clipboard.SetText(copyBox.Text);
        }

        private void paste_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            if (Clipboard.ContainsText())
            {
                pasteBox.Text = Clipboard.GetText();
            }
        }
    }
}


When the user attempts to perform a copy command a popup dialog will be displayed warning the user.  If the application is running with Elevated Permissions this dialog will not be displayed.

Silverlight Clipboard Warning Dialog

Here we have two TextBoxes, the left is the content to copy to the Clipboard and the one on the right will be the target for pasted content.  Before allowing content to be pasted its necessary to check the content is actually text, we do this by calling Clipboard.ContainsText().

dan wrote:

Unfortunately only text content can be copied and pasted at this time.  As for Windows Phone 7, I will update this when I know.


Thanks!

Anil Kumar Pandey wrote:

Can we copy and paste the Shape copied from canvas using this code..????

himanshu wrote:

Hi,

Is this possible in Windows Phone 7?

Post your Comments

dan wrote:

Unfortunately only text content can be copied and pasted at this time.  As for Windows Phone 7, I will update this when I know.


Thanks!

Anil Kumar Pandey wrote:

Can we copy and paste the Shape copied from canvas using this code..????

himanshu wrote:

Hi,

Is this possible in Windows Phone 7?

Post your Comments

 
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