Mobile Clipboard?

Mark Talluto mark at
Sat Dec 24 17:07:49 EST 2022

> On Dec 23, 2022, at 10:12 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> ark Talluto wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 10:54 AM Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >> Unless there's been a very recent change, I don't believe LC-made
> >> mobile apps can use the clipboard at all outside of user interactions
> >> within scripted instantiations of mobile-native fields.
> >>
> >> Do we have any word from the team on when this will be added?
> >
> > Livecode apps for mobile devices take advantage of the host OS
> > clipboard. You have to use the native input fields to access the
> > clipboard.
> Yes, the mobile-native fields you describe were what I was referring to.
> Those are useful for many if not most tasks, but on desktop we're accustomed to a copy command (and deliciously more in recent LC versions) that lets us put things on the clipboard outside of user text editing operations.

The level of control over the clipboard on a desktop <> mobile devices, thanks to OS vendor decisions.

LiveCode supports text copy/paste that is on par with other development tools. But we can’t copy an image or pdf with a long press as we can in other apps. That would be nice to have.

Developers for mobile will have to be more creative in moving data between apps. For example, LC devs can write hacks to get tab-delimited data from a DG and paste it into another app. 

You are right; It is more complex than desktop development. 

Best regards,
Mark Talluto <> <> <> <>

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