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HOW TO SET A STRING TO CLIPBOARD DATA USING JAVA?

In this blog, I am going to explain about "How to set a string to clipboard data using java?". We will learn the automated way of copy-paste concept in this blog and later in future you can use this in any program.



Below is the example Java program to set a string to clipboard data and paste same in Notepad file.
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Java Source code:

package com.helloselenium.selenium.test;

import java.awt.AWTException;
import java.awt.Robot;
import java.awt.Toolkit;
import java.awt.datatransfer.StringSelection;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
import java.io.IOException;

public class CopyPaste{

  String string = "Hello Selenium"; 
  StringSelection stringSelection = new StringSelection(string);
  Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getSystemClipboard()
        .setContents(stringSelection, null);

  try {
     Runtime runtime = Runtime.getRuntime();
     runtime.exec("C:\\Windows\\System32\\Notepad.exe");
     
     Robot robot = new Robot();
     robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_CONTROL);
     robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_V); 
     robot.keyRelease(KeyEvent.VK_V); 
     robot.keyRelease(KeyEvent.VK_CONTROL); 

     } catch (AWTException e) {
        e.printStackTrace();
     } catch (IOException e1) {
        e1.printStackTrace();
   } 

}

Below are the line by line code explanation for above Java program:




package com.helloselenium.selenium.test;
Above code is package structure for current program file.
Following code is the required packages to handle Java AWTException.
import java.awt.AWTException;
Following code is the required packages for Java AWT Robot class.
import java.awt.Robot;
Following code is the required packages for Java AWT Toolkit class.
import java.awt.Toolkit;
Following code is the required packages for string selection.
import java.awt.datatransfer.StringSelection;
Following code is the required packages to Java AWT KeyEvent class.
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
Following code is the required packages to handle Java IOException.
import java.io.IOException;
Following code is to define string which we have to copy, you can replace this with your test string.
String string = "Hello Selenium"; 
Following code is to select the defined string.
StringSelection stringSelection = new StringSelection(string);
Following code is to set clipboard data for selected string.
Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getSystemClipboard().setContents(stringSelection, null);
Following code is to define the runtime object.
Runtime runtime = Runtime.getRuntime();
Following code is to open Notepad.exe file.
runtime.exec("C:\\Windows\\System32\\Notepad.exe");
Following code is to define new robot object.
Robot robot = new Robot();
Following code is to press CTRL key.
robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_CONTROL);
Following code is to press V key.
robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_V); 
Following code is to release CTRL key.
robot.keyRelease(KeyEvent.VK_V);
Following code is to release V key.
robot.keyRelease(KeyEvent.VK_CONTROL); 


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