Reading the Clipboard

by Jan 5, 2012

What if you wanted to paste information from the clipboard? No sweat, here is a Get-Clipboard function that outputs any text held by the clipboard:

function Get-Clipboard {
 Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms 
 $tb = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.TextBox 
 $tb.Multiline = $true 

In a previous tip we presented the corresponding Out-Clipboard function, so now you could send information to the clipboard in one PowerShell session and read it back from another.

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