Posted: 17 Aug 2015 12:00 EDT Last activity: 20 Aug 2015 14:08 EDT
Windows Clipboard and Pega
I think I know the answer to this, but am just seeking confirmation. Since Pega, at the bottom line, is a web application, is there any way around the normal limitation of web applications being restricted from writing to the Windows Clipboard? We are looking at doing integration with an existing application, and are seeking a way to pass information over the clipboard (note - this is not the Pega clipboard).
Oh THAT. Sure, yes ok I see what you mean now. Yes, one of our popular internal apps allows dragging files from the ms-windows file manager onto a rectangle within a section on a Pega perform harness as a way of attaching the file to a work object. However, I’m not sure how much out-of-guardrails code was necessary to make it work. Any others of you have more info on this ? /Eric
Thanks - yes but the functionality I am looking for is not pulling something IN to Pega, but rather, the ability to write FROM Pega to the Windows Clipboard. Traditionally that has been off-limits for web-based applications.
So it sounds like your main goal is to write some data from a Pega app to a non-Pega app, and you're wondering if using the ms-windows paste buffer is a way to pass the data ? So, the non-Pega app would think the user merely pressed CTRL-V or something like that ? I would think there are other ways to pass data. Would an html POST or a REST service possibly be useful here ? /Eric