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[REBOL] Re: Images and the Clipboard

From: sanghabum:aol at: 18-Sep-2001 14:35

I asked on the list three or four weeks ago how I could save binary data (images) to the clipboard. I now have the definitive answer from Feedback which I've copied below --Colin.
>> It doesn't seem possible to use the clipboard for anything other than text >> data: >> >> Mylayout: layout [button "hello" field "goodbye"] >> Myimage: to-image Mylayout >> write/binary clipboard:// MyImage >> >> does not end up with an image on the clipboard. Not with Windoze anyway. >> >> >> I'd like to be able to send images through to a drawing package. If you
>> find yourselves with a spare afternoon one day, why not have a go at
>> >> Mylayout: layout [button "hello" field "goodbye"] >> Myimage: to-image Mylayout >> save/bmp clipboard:// MyImage >> >> to work. Please!? >> >> I'll also note here that I couldn't find any reference to the clipboard in >> the Core 2.3 manual---so maybe it has this capability, but I haven't found >> the magic words for it. >>
This is true. The clipboard does not work with binary data right now. We do have that on our list to do but I can't say when it will reach high enough on the priority list to become a reality. I'm sorry I can't give you a magic fix at this time. REBOL Support