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NAME

       Tk::clipboard - Manipulate Tk clipboard

SYNOPSIS

       $widget->clipboardOption?(args)?

DESCRIPTION

       This command provides an interface to the Tk clipboard, which stores data for later
       retrieval using the selection mechanism.  In order to copy data into the clipboard,
       clipboardClear must be called, followed by a sequence of one or more calls to
       clipboardAppend.  To ensure that the clipboard is updated atomically, all appends should
       be completed before returning to the event loop.

       The following methods are currently supported:

       $widget->clipboardClear
           Claims ownership of the clipboard on $widget's display and removes any previous
           contents.   Returns an empty string.

       $widget->clipboardAppend(?-format=>format?,?-type=>type?,?--?,data)
           Appends data to the clipboard on $widget's display in the form given by type with the
           representation given by format and claims ownership of the clipboard on $widget's
           display.

               Type specifies the form in which the selection is to be returned (the desired
               ``target'' for conversion, in ICCCM terminology), and should be an atom name such
               as STRING or FILE_NAME; see the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual for
               complete details.  Type defaults to STRING.

               The format argument specifies the representation that should be used to transmit
               the selection to the requester (the second column of Table 2 of the ICCCM), and
               defaults to STRING.  If format is STRING, the selection is transmitted as 8-bit
               ASCII characters.  See the Tk::Selection documentation for explanation of what
               happens if format is not STRING.  Note that arguments passed to clipboardAppend
               are concatenated before conversion, so the caller must take care to ensure
               appropriate spacing across string boundaries.  All items appended to the clipboard
               with the same type must have the same format.

               A -- argument may be specified to mark the end of options:  the next argument will
               always be used as data.  This feature may be convenient if, for example, data
               starts with a -.

       $widget->clipboardGet( ?-type? );
           Retrieve data from the clipboard on  widget's  display.  -type specifies the form in
           which the data is to be returned and should be an atom  name  such  as  STRING  or
           FILE_NAME.  Type defaults to STRING.  This command is equivalent to "SelectionGet(
           -selection => 'CLIPBOARD' )".

KEYWORDS

       clear, format, clipboard, append, selection, type