Get-Clipboard

Gets the current Windows clipboard entry.
Get-Clipboard [-Format {Text | FileDropList | Image | Audio}] [-Raw] [-TextFormatType {Text | UnicodeText | Rtf |Html | CommaSeparatedValue}] [<CommonParameters>]

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

Parameters
-Format [<ClipboardFormat>]

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

— Text– FileDropList– Image– Audio

-Raw [<SwitchParameter>]

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

-TextFormatType [<TextDataFormat>]

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

— Text– UnicodeText– Rtf– Html– CommaSeparatedValue

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Outputs

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

Examples
  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.

  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.

Related Links

Set-Clipboard