Thread: Writing Clipboard To File

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    Writing Clipboard To File

    Hi all, ran into a little trouble.

    I'm trying to write a bitmap from the clipboard to a file, but I can't seem to be able to. I've tried a few different methods and doing some google searches has led me this far, but I can't seem to be able to get the bitmap data from the clipboard...
    FILE *pFile = fopen("test.bmp", "wb");
            BITMAPFILEHEADER bmfh;
            int nBitsOffset = sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER) + BMIH.biSize; 
            LONG lImageSize = BMIH.biSizeImage;
            LONG lFileSize = nBitsOffset + lImageSize;
            bmfh.bfType = 'B'+('M'<<8);
            bmfh.bfOffBits = nBitsOffset;
            bmfh.bfSize = lFileSize;
            bmfh.bfReserved1 = bmfh.bfReserved2 = 0;
            UINT nWrittenFileHeaderSize = fwrite(&bmfh, 1, sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER), pFile); //Write the bitmap file header
            UINT nWrittenInfoHeaderSize = fwrite(&BMIH, 1, sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER), pFile);  //And then the bitmap info header
    UINT nWrittenDIBDataSize = fwrite(bitmapData, 1, lImageSize, pFile); //Finally, write the image data itself
    Any help?? Thanks

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    Hurry Slowly vart's Avatar
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    Rishon LeZion, Israel
    I don't think creating a bmp-file is so straight-forward...
    Maybe you should start by reading some info on the bmp-file format? And learn how to create it properly based on the data stored in the BITMAPFILEHEADER structure?

    Googling for 2 minints I have found for example this link:
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
    David J. Wheeler

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