redrom redrom - 1 year ago 132
Android Question

Android how to get string from clipboard onPrimaryClipChanged?

I trying to get text copied into clipboard using the following listener:

import android.content.ClipboardManager.OnPrimaryClipChangedListener;

import com.orhanobut.logger.Logger;

public class ClipboardListener implements OnPrimaryClipChangedListener

public void onPrimaryClipChanged()
// do something useful here with the clipboard
// use getText() method

Listener is initialized using the:

ClipboardManager clipBoard = (ClipboardManager)getSystemService(CLIPBOARD_SERVICE);
clipBoard.addPrimaryClipChangedListener( new ClipboardListener());

After the text is copied into clipboard onPrimaryClipChanged is fired, but i don't know how to get the copied text in this method using the getPrimaryClip (based on the docs

Because following method is not available from the context and is not passed in param of the onPrimaryClipChanged.

How can i solve it please?

Many thanks from any advice.

Answer Source

I would suggest adding the listener as follows instead of creating a new class. I have included how to get text from the ClipData.

You mention being unable to access your context in the listener, I've added a comment within the code below showing how to do so.

ClipboardManager clipBoard = (ClipboardManager)getSystemService(CLIPBOARD_SERVICE);
clipBoard.addPrimaryClipChangedListener(new OnPrimaryClipChangedListener() {

    public void onPrimaryClipChanged() {
        ClipData clipData = clipBoard.getPrimaryClip();
        ClipData.Item item = clipData.getItemAt(0);
        String text = item.getText().toString();

        // Access your context here using YourActivityName.this
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