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When using copy and paste in a macro it is a good idea to clear the clipboard at the end of the macro. If you don’t, the user could use paste to paste the last thing you had copied in the macro.

Luckily it is easy to clear the clipboard. It’s a one line command

Application.CutCopyMode=False

Usually you place this command near the end of your macro. You can also include it after each paste in your code to make sure the clipboard is cleared between each copy and paste.

If you use error handling code you would place the command with all the code to run when the macro finishes.

Note: (Added 5 November 2018) The command above clears Excel’s clipboard, but it won’t clear the clipboard inside the VBA window itself eg if you copy text inside the VBA window it is unaffected by the above code. Note it is unusual to create VBA code to affect the VBA window – I have done it once in about 20 years of VBA coding.

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Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: *Really* Clear the Clipboard

Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: *Really* Clear the Clipboard

The Windows Clipboard is a temporary storage area for information that you have copied or moved from one place and plan to use somewhere else. You cannot see or touch the Clipboard but you can work with it to copy, cut, paste, and clear data.

There are some 30 types of data which can be copied onto your Clipboard beyond just text and formulas, such as graphics, charts, and hyperlinks. To truly empty the Clipboard requires more than just pressing the key or executing the VBA codeline .

With Windows API, this VBA macro named ClearClipboard clears all data types on your Clipboard:

Public Declare Function OpenClipboard Lib "user32" _ (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long Public Declare Function CloseClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long Public Declare Function EmptyClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long Sub ClearClipboard() OpenClipboard (0&) EmptyClipboard CloseClipboard End Sub
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Hello michaelcoltart
I am V. Arya, Independent Advisor, to work with you on this issue. In case you are looking to clear Excel VBA clipboard, use following VBA statement

Application.CutCopyMode = False

If you need to clear Windows clipboard, let me know. There are few lines of code to be executed.

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For a while I thought that CutCopyMode = False acted to clear the clipboard but apparently it just removes the border marking the copied cell(s). I do want to remove all data from the clipboard. It is not super important but does save users from being asked if the data on the the clipboard is required when closing the workbook. I'll be delighted to receive the necessary code.

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Look into this discussion. There are some codes
https://chandoo.org/forum/threads/clear-clipboa...

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I have reviewed numerous solutions from various forums following on from your url. there are all sorts of code ot there which purport to solve the problem of clearing the clipboard. None of them work on my platform. They either generate an error or run but don't clear the clipboard. I decided to investigate some of the workbook events, in particular BeforeClose (I could just set DisplayEvents False and leave the data on the clipboard). I am used to this type of programming when using forms but can't see how to get access to the event to apply code. Apparently one can use the event name in a Sub but that does no good as it is not fired when the BeforeClose event is triggered, presmably when one Closes the workbook. Can you advise?

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To:  michaelcoltart
re:  Events and Clearing the Clipboard

Chip Pearson (rip) has an article on Excel Application Level Events at...
http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/AppEvent.aspx

I seriously doubt you want to use that as a possible solution.

To clear the clipboard, have you tried copying a blank cell?
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Hi Michael,

My name is Riley and I'm an Independent Community Adviser. I'm also a regular Microsoft customer like yourself and I'd love to help you with your problem.

I understand that you want to use VBA code to clear Excel's clipboard.

Please try the following code and let me know if it works. I found the code here :

https://www.automateexcel.com/vba/clear-clipboard/

Option Explicit

Public Declare Function OpenClipboard Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function EmptyClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long
Public Declare Function CloseClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long

Public Function ClearClipboard()
OpenClipboard (0&)
EmptyClipboard
CloseClipboard
End Function

Sub TestClipboardClear()
Call ClearClipboard
End Sub

Awaiting your reply.

Riley
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Current Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time

PLEASE NOTE: Please allow me some time to reply as my messages might not come through instantly. Thank you for your patience.

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HI Diana

Thanks for your response. I'm hoping that I'm getting near to a solution but need to clarify a couple of points.

  • I have been running some tests with a sub similar to the Sub you describe but can't get to grips why it might help. There is no indication that this Sub is fired when the workbook is closed. Clearly it can be called from another Sub in the project but I could just as well simply have Application.CutCopyMode = False as a line in my code. I'm obviously missing something! I have designed some projects using Userforms and am used to the concept of being able to encode events that are fired by mouse clicks, entering or leaving objects etc and this may be why I can't undersand the current situation.
  • I'm confused by what you say regarding the Clipboard(s). My understanding is that there are 2 Clipboards. An MS Office Clipboard and a System Clipboard. It would appear this is a simplification. Have you time to to give me a more in depth description of what you mean by "an advanced way to trick Excel and actually dump data into the clipboard"?
  • What's the meaning of "taking Excel out of Linking Mode"?

Michael Coltart

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Hi Riley

Yes I have tried the code you describe. It runs without any errors - I thought my troubles were over but it had not cleared the Clipboard. Is this something to do with my OS, Windows 10 Home 64bit, or could it be my laptop an Acer Aspire 7741G Model MS2309?

Regards

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No, your OS will not affect this. Please tell me how you check the clipboard after running the code.

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How To Create Clear Clipboard Shortcut In Windows 10

This VBA tutorial will show you how to copy text to your clipboard, paste from your clipboard and clear the contents of your clipboard. These macros work with 32-bit versions Excel, Outlook, Word and many more Microsoft Office products.

2018 Update: This tutorial has been updated to teach you how to use VBA to copy text to your clipboard in Windows 8 and Windows 10. In this tutorial, I’ll present two solutions. The first solution uses the Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library to copy text to your clipboard in Windows 7 and earlier. With the rollout of Windows 8 and Windows 10, this solution no longer works reliably, so I’ve presented a second solution that uses Windows API calls to copy and paste using VBA.

Let’s take a look at the first, and oldest, solution:

Initial Setup

Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library

To gain access to the clipboard methods in the clipboard class in older versions of Windows, you could declare a reference to the Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library by following these steps:

  1. Open your VBA editor.
  2. Click Tools > References.
  3. Check the box next to “Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library.”

    Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library

  4. Press “OK.”

Once your initial setup is complete, insert a module and continue reading to discover how to control your clipboard.

VBA Copy To Clipboard

Solution 1: Windows 7 and earlier

To copy to your clipboard in Windows 7 and earlier, you’ll need to first declare a variable as type MSForms.DataObject. The DataObject will be the bridge between your data and your clipboard.

Copy String to Clipboard

The SetText method is used to store a string in a DataObject. The string can be a VBA variable, as demonstrated above, or a cell in your worksheet, as demonstrated below. The PutInClipboard method is the magical piece that places the text in your clipboard.

Copy Cell to Clipboard

VBA is pretty good at converting your data types to strings before storing them in your clipboard, so you don’t have to worry about using the CStr function to manually convert.

Although I said this is the solution for Windows 7 and earlier, the following solution also works for Windows 7 and earlier. It has the added benefit of working for newer versions of Windows, as well.

Solution 2: Windows 8 and Windows 10

There’s a bit of a bug, if you want to call it that, in Windows 8 and Windows 10 that prevents the Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library solution from copying text to your clipboard. The workaround for this is to use Windows API calls, instead. Although intended to be used in newer versions of Windows, this VBA macro will successfully copy to your clipboard on all versions of Windows.

These macros are much longer than the previous solution, but they’re still easy to use since all you have to do is copy and paste. In many ways, this solution is actually easier to use because you don’t need to add a reference to the Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library to add text to your clipboard! You will still need to add the reference to the Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library to paste from your clipboard, so you might as well go ahead and add it.


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To actually place text on you clipboard, you would simply pass the macro an argument containing the string you want to store in your clipboard, like this:

This solution was adapted from a macro I saw here.

VBA Paste from Clipboard

Once you know how to copy, pasting is cinch. The syntax is practically identical to the Windows 7 copy examples shown earlier. Take a look.

Retrieve Clipboard Content

The GetFromClipboard method takes data from your clipboard and stores the data in the DataObject. The GetText method takes the string from the DataObject and puts it in your string variable - in this case, in the string variable . You successfully pasted the content of your clipboard to a string variable that can be manipulated within your VBA macro.


VBA Clear Clipboard

How do you clear the content stored in the clipboard, you ask? There are several ways to clear your clipboard. The simplest is to set your clipboard equal to an empty string.

Set Clipboard to Empty String

Windows 7 and earlier

Windows 8 and later

A more thorough way of clearing your clipboard with VBA is to use our good friend, the user32 library.

Clear Entire Clipboard Contents

If you’re a long-time follower of the wellsr.com VBA blog, you’ll recognize user32. It’s a staple of computer automation, and I’ve showcased it in several tutorials. In addition to controlling your clipboard, user32.dll can be used to move your mouse and activate windows.

Note, the Private declarations must be pasted at the very top of your module, before any procedures. If you already pasted the big “Solution 2” macro for copying and pasting to your clipboard, you won’t need to add the Private declarations again, since they’re already there.


Final Thoughts

The ability to control your clipboard is a powerful feature of VBA. You can use it to automate complex tasks. For example, in my nuclear engineering career, I regularly work with large ASCII files on UNIX machines. I’ll copy the text to my clipboard, run a VBA macro on Windows to perform string manipulation on the text, then store the final content in my desired format back to my clipboard. I’ll then use this newly formatted string to continue my work on the UNIX boxes. Clipboard manipulation makes for a wonderful post-processor!

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Vba clear clipboard

Excel VBA - How do I clear the clipboard on another workbook in another application?

Since workbook belongs to another application instance, you should use

instead

where returns applications instance which workbook belongs to.


What I do is just copy any blank cell in my ActiveWorkbook once I have pasted the values that I copied earlier and I don't need them any more - and this replaces the large data in the Clipboard with an empty string (comparatively nothing) and allows me to close the workbook when I need to.

I understand this is rather a workaround, but it works all the time.

Another Solution

What you should try is to get the and try to put it in clipboard

and then clear it as following:

And if this doesn't work, you can always set the clipboard text to empty


The did not work for me to clear the buffer or stop getting an error when trying . Paste . Paste error

To clear a large buffer, which is producing an .Paste error for example is to simply copy an empty cell, for example , where cell A1 would be empty or very small. This will then make the buffer really small! Easy fix! Maybe not precisely correct, but it is functionally correct.

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how to get clipboard data using vba - step by step process - vbatip#34

VBA Excel code to Clear all in Clipboard

Saw this on another post, and I have tested it with Word VBA.

'Clearing the Office Clipboard

Dim oData As New DataObject 'object to use the clipboard

oData.SetText text:=Empty 'Clear
oData.PutInClipboard 'take in the clipboard to empty it
Just copy and paste into your code where ever you need to clear the Clipboard.

Another thing I noticed is that when I .Quit a program, say Excel, it keeps asking me if I want to keep the data is the Clipboard. A work around is to clear the clipboard using the above stated code. See below:

'Clearing the Office Clipboard

Dim oData As New DataObject 'object to use the clipboard

oData.SetText text:=Empty 'Clear
oData.PutInClipboard 'take in the clipboard to empty it


'You can also just remove the Alert Messages from the Excel Program while
'the code is running
'Remove alert Messages from the Excel Program when closing
ExcelProgram.DisplayAlerts = False

'Quiting the Excel Application
ExcelProgram.Quit
I used the above example in a VBA code to import data from an Excel File. See here


This functionality is held within the library "Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library". To link to that library go to the VBA editor, then Tools, References and pick it out from the list if it's not already ticked.

You can do more funky stuff with a bunch of WinAPI calls, but I generally prefer avoiding those unless absolutely necessary.

Also, don't forget about the DisplayAlerts property, which will suppress dialog boxes - although I'm not sure if it would always produce the desired result.
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