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Re: Push to clipboard?

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  • Subject: [mg110242] Re: Push to clipboard?
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:07:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <hudcjc$d7g$1@smc.vnet.net> <huincm$o10$1@smc.vnet.net> <huntas$bie$1@smc.vnet.net>

On 09/06/10 12:18, David Bailey wrote:
> On 07/06/10 13:06, magma wrote:
>
>>
>> The clipboard is meant to be used for things that have been selected
>> (manually or programmatically) from some place (in Mathematica: a notebook).
>> Any other unconventional use would not adhere to the standard GUI
>> conventions (tautologically) and probably reflects a not very well
>> thought out interface.
>>
>
>
> I disagree with this philosophy, in that when you build an interface, a
> "Copy" button copies whatever it is that the program is logically
> manipulating at that point - which may not be what is on the screen.
>
> There is some functionality in Mathematica to handle this, but you
> probably need to experiment a bit to get the effect just right. Here is
> an example to start Istvan off:
>
> In[4]:= fred = {a, b, c}
>
> Out[4]= {a, b, c}
>
> In[6]:= NotebookWrite[ClipboardNotebook[], fred]
>
> Global`a
>
> Global`b
>
> Global`c
>
> David Bailey
>
> http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
>
I should just clarify, I performed a paste operation after In[6] - sorry!

David Bailey

ww.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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