The GetImage component retrieves an image that is copied to or stored in the Windows clipboard.



The GetImage component exposes the Control In, Control Out and Data Out ports by default.

Port Description
ControlIn Must be connected to the Control Out port of one or more components.
ControlOut Can be connected to the Control In port of another component or the default end component.
Data Out Returns the image from the Windows clipboard.GetImage Data Out port must be connected to a Data In port of a component that accepts Image as Data In, for instance ImageToString or GetPart components under Image Utilities.


To edit the properties of the GetImage component, in the Properties window, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
Search Search for the respective property.
Delay After Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) after the action is performed.
Delay Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is performed.


Let us consider an example


To retrieve the image:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand Clipboard.
  2. Drag the GetImage component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Connect the control ports in the activity.
  4. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The image from the Windows clipboard is retrieved.