[Haskell-cafe] Using the Clipboard under Windows

Günther Schmidt gue.schmidt at web.de
Thu Apr 29 20:08:30 EDT 2010

Dear Jason,

I'd be happy not having to dig in deeply. Do you happen to know a 
"higher" level one?

I really do not need more than the clipboard stuff, everything 
GUI-related I'm using wxHaskell for.


Am 30.04.10 01:54, schrieb Jason Dagit:
> 2010/4/29 Günther Schmidt <gue.schmidt at web.de <mailto:gue.schmidt at web.de>>
>     Hello,
>     is there some sample code on how to use the Graphics.Win32.GDI.Clip?
> That part of the library is fairly low level and has a mostly 
> one-to-one correspondence to the C API.  This means that you should be 
> able to more or less read an example of how to do it in C and just 
> translate that to the functions you see in Graphics.Win32.GDI.Clip.
> In other words, try this example:
> http://www.codeproject.com/KB/clipboard/archerclipboard1.aspx
> Now, on a stylistic note, I think most people who do Win32 programming 
> avoid directly using GDI.  It's older, low level, and sort of 
> "primitive".  So, usually you'd use a different library that wraps 
> around GDI.  At least, that seemed to be the case when I last looked 
> for resources about GDI programming.  Perhaps it doesn't apply 
> universally (my example usage was with fonts).
> Jason

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