Private Clipboards

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The Private Clipboards feature provides you nine private clipboards to copy and paste snippets of text.

MZ-Tools offers the following ways to copy and paste using the private clipboards:

  • The MZ-Tools | Copy To and MZ-Tools | Paste From menus.
  • The Copy To and Paste From menu entries on the context menu of a code window.
  • The Copy To and Paste From buttons on the MZ-Tools - Main toolbar.
  • In Visual Studio 2015 and higher, the keyboard shortcuts associated with the MZTools.CopyToPrivateClipboardN and MZTools.PasteFromPrivateClipboardN commands, where N = 1..9.
  • In Visual Studio 2013 and lower, the keyboard shortcuts associated with the MZTools8.CopyToPrivateClipboardN and MZTools8.PasteFromPrivateClipboardN commands, where N = 1..9.
  • In VB6 / VBA, the keyboard shortcuts associated with the Code to Private Clipboard 1 ... Copy to Private Clipboard 9 and Paste from Private Clipboard 1 ... Paste from Private Clipboard 9 features.

You can copy and paste using directly a private clipboard (using the menus numbered from "1" to "9") or you can show a window which shows the contents of each private clipboard (using the Select... menu entry):


In this window you can edit the private clipboards, clear the selected one or clear all.

When you copy a string to a private clipboard, the caption of the menu for that private clipboard shows the first characters of the copied string, so you can identify the desired clipboard when pasting code without showing the previous window. Otherwise, the caption is "(Empty)".

See Also:

Keyboard Shortcuts Options