Clipboard formats can be viewed by selecting the required format in the left list.
A user typically carries out clipboard operations by choosing commands from an application's Edit menu. Following is a brief description of the standard clipboard commands.
The clipboard formats defined by the system are called standard clipboard formats. These clipboard formats are described in the following table.
|Text format. Each line ends with a carriage return/linefeed (CR-LF) combination. A null character signals the end of the data. Use this format for ANSI text.
|Unicode Text Format
|Unicode text format. Each line ends with a carriage return/linefeed (CR-LF) combination. A null character signals the end of the data.
|Rich Text Format
|Rich Text Format RTF.
|HyperText Markup Language Format. HTML is entirely text format (to be, among other things, in the HTML spirit, and uses UTF-8) and includes a description, an optional context, and, within the context, the fragment.
|Text format containing characters in the OEM character set. Each line ends with a carriage return/linefeed (CR-LF) combination. A null character signals the end of the data.
|The data is a handle to the locale identifier associated with text in the clipboard. When you close the clipboard, if it contains CF_TEXT data but no CF_LOCALE data, the system automatically sets the CF_LOCALE format to the current input language.
|A handle to a bitmap (HBITMAP).
|A handle to an enhanced metafile (HENHMETAFILE).
|Metafile Picture Format
|Handle to a metafile picture format as defined by the METAFILEPICT structure.
|Microsoft Symbolic Link Format
|Microsoft Symbolic Link (SYLK) format.
|Data Interchange Format
|Software Arts'' Data Interchange Format.
|Tagged-image File Format
|Tagged-image file format.
|A memory object containing a BITMAPINFO structure followed by the bitmap bits.
|A memory object containing a BITMAPV5HEADER structure followed by the bitmap color space information and the bitmap bits.
|Handle to a color palette. Whenever an application places data in the clipboard that depends on or assumes a color palette, it should place the palette on the clipboard as well.
|Data for The Pen Extensions
|Data for the pen extensions to the Microsoft Windows for Pen Computing.
|Complex Audio Data RIFF
|Represents audio data more complex than can be represented in a CF_WAVE standard wave format.
|Represents audio data in one of the standard wave formats, such as 11 kHz or 22 kHz Pulse Code Modulation (PCM).
|List of Files
|A handle to type HDROP that identifies a list of files. An application can retrieve information about the files by passing the handle to the DragQueryFile functions.
|Owner-display format. The clipboard owner must display and update the clipboard viewer window, and receive the WM_ASKCBFORMATNAME, WM_HSCROLLCLIPBOARD, WM_PAINTCLIPBOARD, WM_SIZECLIPBOARD, and WM_VSCROLLCLIPBOARD messages.
|Text Display Dormat
|Text display format associated with a private format.
|Bitmap Display Format
|Bitmap display format associated with a private format.
|Metafile-picture Display Format
|Metafile-picture display format associated with a private format.
|Enhanced Metafile Display Format
|Enhanced metafile display format associated with a private format.