gtkClipboardGetForDisplay: gtkClipboardGetForDisplay

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View source: R/gtkFuncs.R


Returns the clipboard object for the given selection. Cut/copy/paste menu items and keyboard shortcuts should use the default clipboard, returned by passing GDK_SELECTION_CLIPBOARD for selection. (GDK_NONE is supported as a synonym for GDK_SELECTION_CLIPBOARD for backwards compatibility reasons.) The currently-selected object or text should be provided on the clipboard identified by GDK_SELECTION_PRIMARY. Cut/copy/paste menu items conceptually copy the contents of the GDK_SELECTION_PRIMARY clipboard to the default clipboard, i.e. they copy the selection to what the user sees as the clipboard.


gtkClipboardGetForDisplay(display, selection = "GDK_SELECTION_CLIPBOARD")



the display for which the clipboard is to be retrieved or created


a GdkAtom which identifies the clipboard to use.


(Passing GDK_NONE is the same as using gdk_atom_intern ("CLIPBOARD", FALSE). See ( for a detailed discussion of the "CLIPBOARD" vs. "PRIMARY" selections under the X window system. On Win32 the GDK_SELECTION_PRIMARY clipboard is essentially ignored.)

It's possible to have arbitrary named clipboards; if you do invent new clipboards, you should prefix the selection name with an underscore (because the ICCCM requires that nonstandard atoms are underscore-prefixed), and namespace it as well. For example, if your application called "Foo" has a special-purpose clipboard, you might call it "_FOO_SPECIAL_CLIPBOARD". Since 2.2


[GtkClipboard] the appropriate clipboard object. If no clipboard already exists, a new one will be created. Once a clipboard object has been created, it is persistent and, [ transfer none ]


Derived by RGtkGen from GTK+ documentation

RGtk2 documentation built on Jan. 26, 2018, 1:32 a.m.