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StartFromClipboard method

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Starts a new recording session from a sound contained inside the system clipboard.


In order to understand if a CF_WAVE format sound is available inside the clipboard you can call the IsSoundAvailableInClipboard method.


A successful call to this method will fire the RecordingStarted event followed by a number of RecordingPerc events and finally by the RecordingStopped event.


For details about recording from files see the How to record from files, memory or clipboard section.





[Visual Basic]

control.StartFromClipboard (

strOutputPath as string

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.StartFromClipboard (

LPCTSTR strOutputPath









String representing the absolute pathname of the output file that will contain the recorded data. If this pathname should contain invalid characters, they would be automatically changed into an underscore '_' character..

If the string is left empty, the recording session will be performed in memory.




Return value






Negative value

An error occurred, check the LastError property value in order to see the error code meaning

enumErrorCodes.ERR_NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful.