Why is Copy / Cut / Paste NOT working in RichTextBox? It works my previous projects.

VKSB 196 Reputation points

Hi All,

I am unable to "Copy" the text output in a RichTextBox in a project created in Visual Studio 2013.

In my previous projects, I can "Copy" text from RichTextBox.

I found out on Googling that for RichTextBox, it is necessary to write code for "Copy / Cut / Paste"; but I have not written any code for "Copying".

Could you please help me.



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  1. Jiachen Li-MSFT 27,241 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @VKSB ,

    Verify that the keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C for Copy, Ctrl+X for Cut, Ctrl+V for Paste) are not overridden or disabled elsewhere in your application. Sometimes, other controls or forms might have these shortcuts bound to different actions.

    Try using Clipboard.SetText Method to copy the text from the richtextbox to the clipboard.

    Best Regards.

    Jiachen Li

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  2. Dewayne Basnett 1,356 Reputation points

    Make sure that the .ShortcutsEnabled property is set to True for the RichTextBox.

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