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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.PasteCommand

Name PasteCommand
Type Method
Summary Pastes text into the command window, replacing the current selection
Prototype BSTR PasteCommand(BSTR Text);

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This pastes the supplied text into the command window, which does not have to be empty (unlike SetCommand) at the current cursor position, replacing any selection. It returns the text that it replaced, if any.


Command window reads:

go north

("go" is selected)

You execute: s = PasteCommand ("walk")

Command window now reads:

walk north

s contains "go"

You could use this to make shortcut keys that paste frequently-used words into the command window.

For example:

/Accelerator ("Alt+N", "/PasteCommand 'swordfish'")

Now, whenever you hit Alt+N the word "swordfish" is pasted into the command window, replacing the current selection, or at the cursor.

Note: Available in version 3.69 onwards.

VBscript example
previous = PasteCommand ("swordfish")
Jscript example
PasteCommand ("swordfish");
PerlScript example
$world->PasteCommand ("swordfish");
Python example
PasteCommand ("swordfish")
Lua example
previous = PasteCommand ("swordfish")
Returns The previously selected text, if any.
Introduced in version 3.69

See also ...

Function Description
Accelerator Add or modify an accelerator key (keystroke to command mapping)
SetCommand Sends text to the command window

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