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clip-util

Clipboard utilities for use with Python.


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Description

Package for accessing the clipboard with Python.

Installation

pip install clip-util

Features

Windows Only

Allows you to set text, RTF, and HTML to the clipboard on Windows. Any other format can also be specified using the format type integer, specified by Windows.

Supported Clipboard Formats

  • Text
  • HTML
  • RTF

Usage

Clipboard

Will open and close every time the values are set, or retrieved. It's better to use a context manager.

from clipboard import Clipboard


clipboard = Clipboard()

# Set Clipboard
clipboard["text"] = "Hello World!"
# OR
clipboard.set_clipboard("Hello World!")

# Get Clipboard
text = clipboard["text"]
# OR
text = clipboard.get_clipboard("text")

# Supports HTML
clipboard["html"] = "<h1>Hello World</h1>"

Context Manager

from clipboard import Clipboard


with Clipboard() as clipboard:

    # Set Clipboard
    clipboard["text"] = "Hello World!"
    # OR
    clipboard.set_clipboard("Hello World!")

    # Get Clipboard
    text = clipboard["text"]
    # OR
    text = clipboard.get_clipboard("text")

    # HTML
    clipboard["html"] = "<h1>Hello World</h1>"

Clipboard Formats

You can use clip-util to access the clipboard formats directly.

ClipboardFormat: Enum for clipboard formats.

ClipboardFormat.CF_HTML: Represents HTML format.

ClipboardFormat.CF_RTF: Represents RTF format.

from clipboard import Clipboard
from clipboard import ClipboardFormat
from clipboard import get_format_name


with Clipboard() as clipboard:

    # Get All Available Formats
    format_ids: list[int] = clipboard.available_formats()

    # Get Specific Format by ID
    # Use parentheses to access the format by ID
    formats: list[ClipboardFormat] = []
    format_id: int
    for format_id in format_ids:
        if format_id in ClipboardFormat:
            format: ClipboardFormat = ClipboardFormat(format_id)
            formats.append(format)
        else:
            # Format is not supported directly by this library
            pass

    # Get Specified Format by Name (directly)
    format_names: list[str] = []
    format_id: int
    for format_id in format_ids:
        name: str = get_format_name(format_id)
        format_names.append(name)

    # Get Specified Format by Name (using enum)
    # Use bracket notation to access the format
    #
    # Note: this method is not as robust as using `get_format_name`
    formats: list[ClipboardFormat] = []
    format_names: list[str] = []
    format_name: str
    for format_name in [f.name for f in formats]:
        if format_name in ClipboardFormat:
            format: ClipboardFormat = ClipboardFormat[format_name]
            name: str = format.name
            formats.append(format)
            format_names.append(name)
        else:
            # Format is not supported directly by this library
            pass

Get All Supported Formats

You can even get the content of all available formats currently in the clipboard.

from clipboard import get_available_formats
from clipboard import get_format_name
from clipboard import get_clipboard


available: list[int] = get_available_formats()
print(f"{available=}")

for format_id in available:
    name: str = get_format_name(format_id)
    content: str = get_clipboard(format_id)
    print(f"{format_id=}", f"{name=}, {content=}")

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