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Saras Thangaraju

Joined: Jan 30, 2004
Posts: 6
hi everyone....i am not too sure about this but i need to get some infor so i could work on it...any help would be gret
currently i have worked on to capture highlighted text from any desktop application using short-cuts keys on keybrd and translating the highlighted text to open another appliction....
i need to do this on the mouse do i capture the word that i have highlighted, so that its displayed on my application when i open it using right i have to know the co-ordinates of the highlighted rectangle?
Randall Twede
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 4351

windows has that functionality built-in. ctrl c is copy ctrl v is paste

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Randall Twede
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 4351

i found an example in my textbook that should help.
private JTextArea display = new JTextArea;
private String scratchpad = "";
// if whatever
scratchpad = display.getSelectedText();
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