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Offline jimfred

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C::B in VirtualBox on Linux - can't copy/paste to Windows
« on: June 17, 2013, 05:36:00 pm »
I'm running C::B 12.11 on Linux in VirtualBox. I'm having troubles copying text to the VirtualBox Windows host. As a work-around, I copy from C::B into gedit and then into Windows. Since the clipboard from gedit (and other apps) to Windows works, it implies that it's not a VirtualBox problem. The problem might be text formatting and clipboarding through gedit might be converting the clipboard contents to plain text. Is there a work-around to copy plain text from C::B? I try pasting plain text but the problem persists. I also tried pasting into C::B on the Windows side but the problem persists.


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Re: C::B in VirtualBox on Linux - can't copy/paste to Windows
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 07:57:03 pm »
Excuse me, but...what does it has to do with Code::Blocks? Your issue is obviously something that has to do with VirtualBox, not with Code::Blocks.

Do you have "Bidirectional" option enabled from your Guest window for sharing your clipboard? If not, there's your problem.

I'm sure though admins will lock this topic very soon (lol).

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Re: C::B in VirtualBox on Linux - can't copy/paste to Windows
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 08:11:57 pm »
I'm sure though admins will lock this topic very soon (lol).
I'm not so sure...  ::)

@jimfred: One question: Does copy/paste works correctly in Scite or any editor using Scintilla?
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Re: C::B in VirtualBox on Linux - can't copy/paste to Windows
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 11:43:57 pm »
Yes - I just tried SciTE and can copy from SciTE-on-Linux-on-VirtualBox to Windows.

I also tried copying from a textbox in a Open File dialog in C::B and that works! Also works copying from a C::B Properties dialog to Windows and that works.

So the problem seems to be isolated to C::B editor text. I tried a .txt file, without syntax hi-lighting, and the problem persists.

Regarding a previous question about "Bidirectional" - yes, it is turned on and works with other apps. I doubt I'd get any assistance from VirtualBox forums since the problem seems to be isolated to the C::B editor.

-Jim



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Re: C::B in VirtualBox on Linux - can't copy/paste to Windows
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 12:18:01 am »
Morten: Do you know if this could be caused by our modifications in ScintillaWX::CopyToClipboard ?
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Re: C::B in VirtualBox on Linux - can't copy/paste to Windows
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 12:55:06 am »
I was intrigued that I could copy from some parts of C::B but not others, so here's more information...
Copy from Logs windows: OK
Copy from debugger Call Stack: OK
Copy from Watch window: OK
Copy from About dialog: Welcome to Code::Blocks 12.11! (OK)
Copy from Scripting console: Welcome to the script console! (OK)
Copy from Call stack: OK
Copy from Disassembly (Mixed Mode on or off): No

Copy from code editor doesn't work for different file types and different perspectives.

When the paste doesn't work, nothing gets pasted. A clipboard viewer on the Window's side shows the contents go blank when copying from C::B editor.

Frankly, this is a low priority for me, but the info might be useful.

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Re: C::B in VirtualBox on Linux - can't copy/paste to Windows
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 01:14:11 am »
Have you tried to copy from virtual to native C::B?  :P
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Re: C::B in VirtualBox on Linux - can't copy/paste to Windows
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 10:43:01 am »
Yes - as mentioned in the original post,  I also tried pasting into C::B on the Windows side but the problem persists.
The Windows C::B is older (svn 8549, Nov 11 2012).
« Last Edit: June 24, 2013, 10:48:22 am by jimfred »