Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Automate Vista's Clip command line utility

As you may know, Microsoft Windows Vista includes a nifty little command line utility called Clip.exe that that is designed to redirect or pipe the output generated by a command line utility to the Windows clipboard. This can come in handy in a lot of different situations as it allows you to quickly get information from the command line into a Windows application. Using the Clip command is as easy as adding the pipe or the redirection symbol along with the clip command on the command line.

In this edition of the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, I’ll show you how to use the Creative Element Power Tools to add the Clip utility to the context menu in Vista.