1 Introduction

This is a specification of the Desktop Clipboard Protocol, which uses the Network Dynamic Data Exchange (NetDDE) Protocol to implement a distributed store for graphical user interface (GUI) objects for desktop cut-and-paste operations. It specifies the mechanism by which the Windows ClipBook Viewer application (the Windows clipboard) communicates information between remote users.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.