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Programming Interfaces
External Program Interfaces : System Clipboard

System Clipboard

The system clipboard is a feature provided on most window systems that allows the user to transfer data between one widget (or application) and another using standard mouse and keyboard operations. Each application typically provides some form of program support for how these operations interact with it. You can provide this support in a OpenEdge® application using the CLIPBOARD system handle.
ABL (Advanced Business Language) supports clipboard operations between OpenEdge and other applications in Windows. In character mode, ABL supports clipboard operations within a OpenEdge application. For more information on how clipboard operations work in Windows, see the Microsoft Windows User's Guide.
* CLIPBOARD system handle
* Single-item data transfers
* Multiple-item data transfers