ImageGear for C and C++ on Linux v20.0 - Updated
API Reference Guide > Core Component API Reference > Core Component Functions Reference > Clipboard Functions > IG_clipboard_paste_merge

This function retrieves compatible media from the clipboard, if available, and "places" or merges the clipboard media into the specified image at the specified coordinates.


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AT_ERRCOUNT ACCUAPI IG_clipboard_paste_merge(
   HIGEAR hIGear,
   AT_PIXPOS nLeftPos,
   AT_PIXPOS nTopPos


Name Type Description
hIGear HIGEAR HIGEAR handle of the image into which the clipboard media will be merged.
nLeftPos AT_PIXPOS X-coordinate of the hIGear to which the clipboard media will be merged.
nTopPos AT_PIXPOS Y-coordinate of the hIGear to which the clipboard media will be merged.

Return Value:

Returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, returns the number of ImageGear errors that occurred during this function call.

Supported Raster Image Formats:

This function does not process image pixels.


The compatible data types supported on Windows systems are: CF_DIB, CF_BITMAP, CF_ENHMETAFILE, and CF_METAFILEPICT. Compatible data must be available on the clipboard for this API to be successful.

To determine the number of errors currently on the error stack use IG_error_check. After fetching all error information you need using IG_error_get, use IG_error_clear to clear the stack.

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