Application that can auto-increment my clipboard value each time Ipaste

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Rats, Oct 8, 2009.

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    Rats Guest


    I'm after a little application that runs in the background and auto-
    increments my clipboard value each time I paste it e.g. 1is copied to
    the clipboard (ctrl+c), I paste "1" into the first field of an
    application, clipboard value is incremented by some predefined value,
    I perform another paste into a new field and the new value is pasted
    instead of the original "1".

    Any ideas?

    Rats, Oct 8, 2009
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    Nik Coughlin Guest

    I have an idea but it has nothing to do with the clipboard. What are you
    actually trying to do? I won't bother explaining if what I have in mind
    won't help :)
    Nik Coughlin, Oct 8, 2009
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    Crapats (TM) Guest

    I have a form which allows data entry. On completing the data entry on
    the form a PDF file is generated. There is some logic on the form in
    the terms of more/fewer data entry fields displayed as a result of
    questions posed. I would like to quickly paste a sequential string of
    values in each field so I can then compare the PDF to the input data.
    In this way it will be pretty easy to see if any values were missed
    from the PDF.
    Crapats (TM), Oct 9, 2009
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    Nik Coughlin Guest

    Ah OK. Well, if you can't find a way to autoincrement the clipboard value
    you can always generate a series of sequential values using the autofill
    handle in Excel (or OpenOffice Calc) and then having the spreadsheet side by
    side with the form and copy paste like that. Might be more effort than just
    typing them, it depends on what your starting number is
    Nik Coughlin, Oct 9, 2009
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    Crapats (TM) Guest

    Yes, I think it will be more effort then it's worth. I will just write
    a little app over the weekend. Thanks for your help.
    Crapats (TM), Oct 9, 2009
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    Nik Coughlin Guest

    It may be harder than you think, I've done some work with clipboard stuff
    and while it's easy to post data to the clipboard or detect when data is
    copied to the clipboard, but I've never been able to detect it going
    outwards... if you figure it out let me know :)
    Nik Coughlin, Oct 9, 2009
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    Crapats (TM) Guest

    This maybe true for right click paste or paste from menu but not for
    shortcut keys ;-). I used a keyhook function to detect "ctrl+v". Each
    time this key combination occurs I can then modify the clipboard
    value. I am not really incrementing the clipboard value. Instead on
    detecting the paste function I just copy a new value to the clipboard.

    I don't need this program to be super robust or anything. I was just
    trying to make testing some forms a little bit easier.

    Crapats (TM), Oct 10, 2009
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    impossible Guest
    impossible, Oct 10, 2009
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    John Little Guest

    Not exactly, but a with a line of vim script (or some other scriptable
    editor or tool) you could have vim pushing a counter to the clipboard
    on some event, say a right click.

    Regards, John
    John Little, Oct 10, 2009
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