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NOTE: this code has been superceded by the version at the new site.


Give your Windows Clipboard a Sense of History!


Goldfish Clipboard Cache

Download the self-extracting Goldfish setup (216kb)
Download the Goldfish Executable and Source Code (314kb)

&nbsp UpdatedUpdated!30 May 1999 &nbsp
&nbsp The new vbAccelerator CoolMenu Toolbar and Rebar control has been incorporated to fix a few minor bugs and also to add CoolMenu support. &nbsp
&nbsp Before you Begin &nbsp
&nbsp This project requires the SSubTmr.DLL component. Make sure you have loaded and registered this before trying the project. &nbsp

Goldfish is a demonstration project demonstrating the use of a number of vbAccelerator controls and code, all of which are compiled into the executable (with the exception of SSubTmr.DLL - sorry!). The self-extracting executable installs Goldfish and SSubTmr.DLL, provided you already have VB5 runtime support installed.

Goldfish acts as a history for the windows clipboard. Whenever the contents of the clipboard change, Goldfish makes a copy of the data in various formats. By default, it holds onto Text and RichText formats, but it can be configured to hold other types too, including Internet Explorer's HTML format - very useful for grabbing page fragments!

Because Goldfish stores a complete memory copy of each clipboard entry made, it allows you to restore older clipboard entries in their entirety to the clipboard. And as it has its own file format (the Goldfish Clipboard List, with the extension GCF) which can save multiple clipboard entries to a single file, you can also build up source code snippet lists and so on just by copying them to the clipboard. An edit toolbar and menu allows you to changing the order of items, deleting unwanted entries and to change the name text which appears in the list.

The site source code used in this sample includes:

The code also contains a first implementation of the forthcoming all VB RichEdit control.

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Last updated: 30 May 1999