GetText

The GetText component retrieves a text string from the Windows clipboard

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Ports

The GetText 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 text string from the Windows clipboard.

Properties

To edit the properties of the GetText 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.

Example

Let us consider an example

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To retrieve the text string:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand Clipboard.
  2. Drag the GetText component and drop it on the Design surface.

  3. To enable display of the retrieved text, you can add a Message Box component to the activity.
    To add the Message Box component:

    • In the Toolbox, expand General.
    • Drag the Message Box component and drop it on the Design surface.
  4. Connect the control ports and the data ports in the activity.
  5. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The text string is displayed in the message box

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