Macros/General/008

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Description

This macro allows you to paste unformatted text from the clipboard.

Code

Option Explicit

Sub ClipboardTest
    MsgBox getClipboardText
End Sub ' ClipboardTest

Function getClipboardText() As String
    '''Function that returns a string of the current clipboard text'''

    Dim oClip As Object ' com.sun.star.datatransfer.clipboard.SystemClipboard
    Dim oConverter As Object ' com.sun.star.script.Converter
    Dim oClipContents As Object
    Dim oTypes As Object
    Dim i%

    oClip = createUnoService("com.sun.star.datatransfer.clipboard.SystemClipboard")
    oConverter = createUnoService("com.sun.star.script.Converter")
    On Error Resume Next
    oClipContents = oClip.getContents
    oTypes = oClipContents.getTransferDataFlavors
    For i = LBound(oTypes) To UBound(oTypes)
        If oTypes(i).MimeType = "text/plain;charset=utf-16" Then
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
    If (i >= 0) Then
        On Error Resume Next
        getClipboardText = oConverter.convertToSimpleType _
            (oClipContents.getTransferData(oTypes(i)), com.sun.star.uno.TypeClass.STRING)
    End If

End Function ' getClipboardText

ODT file to test macro