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    controlling some file by C-programme

    Hi!
    I need to open a pdf file (I used system("file_name.pdf"), and it worked). Next is that I want to copy complete content of the file (I want to execute ctrl+a). I want to give this command through my C program, then I will get the content of the windows clipboard having all the copied content.
    Please help me regarding this. (C/C++/VC, all solutions acceptable)
    Thank you in advance.

    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <stdio.h>

    int main(){
    /* opening a file */
    system("results.pdf");

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    /////copy the content in file (execute ctrl+a)/////
    ////// ------------------------------------- ////
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    return 0;
    }

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    Re: controlling some file by C-programme

    Why do you need to "get the content of the windows clipboard having all the copied content"? What are you going to do with it?
    What if the file would be very big and your ctrl+a failed?
    ...
    So what is the main goal of your "C-programme"?
    Victor Nijegorodov

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    Re: controlling some file by C-programme

    Quote Originally Posted by VictorN View Post
    Why do you need to "get the content of the windows clipboard having all the copied content"? What are you going to do with it?
    What if the file would be very big and your ctrl+a failed?
    ...
    So what is the main goal of your "C-programme"?
    Actually I want to copy content of any file by my program. I have come to know a solution, I can send keyboard event to that file after opening it.

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    Re: controlling some file by C-programme

    I have tried command prompt command also but failed in case of pdf.
    clip < file_name

    It does not copy pdf file's content.

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    Re: controlling some file by C-programme

    If your orgram is about to run on Windows computers then why not using Windows API like CopyFile or CopyFileEx?
    Victor Nijegorodov

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    Re: controlling some file by C-programme

    Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely try it once my office is over.

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