tester tester - 6 months ago 27
Python Question

How do I copy a string to the clipboard on Windows using Python?

I'm kind of new to Python and I'm trying to make a basic Windows application that builds a string out of user input then adds it to the clipboard. How do I copy a string to the clipboard using Python?

Answer

Actually, pywin32 and ctypes seem to be an overkill for this simple task. Tkinter is a cross-platform GUI framework, which ships with Python by default and has clipboard accessing methods along with other cool stuff.

If all you need is to put some text to system clipboard, this will do it:

from Tkinter import Tk
r = Tk()
r.withdraw()
r.clipboard_clear()
r.clipboard_append('i can has clipboardz?')
r.destroy()

And that's all, no need to mess around with platform-specific third-party libraries.

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