Get-​Clipboard

Gets the current Windows clipboard entry.

Syntax

Get-Clipboard
   [-Format <ClipboardFormat>]
   [-Raw]
   [-TextFormatType <TextDataFormat>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-Clipboard cmdlet gets the current Windows clipboard entry.

Examples

Example 1: Get the content of the clipboard and display it to the command-line

PS C:\> Get-Clipboard
This is a test string.

This command displays the contents of the clipboard to the command-line.

Example 2: Get the content of the clipboard and display it to the command-line

PS C:\> Get-Clipboard
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Windows_PowerShell_icon.png

This command displays the link, as a URL, of the image that is stored in the clipboard.

Optional Parameters

-Format

Specifies the type, or format, of the clipboard. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Text
  • FileDropList
  • Image
  • Audio
Type:ClipboardFormat
Parameter Sets:Text, FileDropList, Image, Audio
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Raw

Indicates that this cmdlet ignores newline characters and gets the entire contents of the clipboard.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TextFormatType

Specifies the text data format type of the clipboard. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Text
  • UnicodeText
  • Rtf
  • Html
  • CommaSeparatedValue
Type:TextDataFormat
Parameter Sets:Text, UnicodeText, Rtf, Html, CommaSeparatedValue
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

System.String, System.IO.FileInfo, System.IO.Stream, System.Drawing.Image