Intercepting Paste

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Intercepting Paste

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Joined: 2013-07-19

I am trying to intercept Paste and for that I used ADXBuiltInControl and ADXRibbonCommand(I have used Paste and PasteTextOnly). Here's the code:

this.adxBICCopy.CommandBar = null;
            this.adxBICCopy.ControlTag = "a2da64cc-cd1c-487c-9e64-8742dd72dd90";
            this.adxBICCopy.Id = 19;
            this.adxBICCopy.ActionEx += new AddinExpress.MSO.ADXActionEx_EventHandler(this.adxBICCopy_ActionEx);
            // adxBICPaste
            this.adxBICPaste.CommandBar = null;
            this.adxBICPaste.ControlTag = "93d2d540-8037-4a93-90be-3e0021700bb1";
            this.adxBICPaste.Id = 22;
            this.adxBICPaste.ActionEx += new AddinExpress.MSO.ADXActionEx_EventHandler(this.adxBICPaste_ActionEx);
            // adxRCPaste
            this.adxRCPaste.Id = "adxRibbonCommand_34435a488e60434383f75e3e4fbb03b8";
            this.adxRCPaste.IdMso = "PasteTextOnly";
            this.adxRCPaste.Ribbons = AddinExpress.MSO.ADXRibbons.msrExcelWorkbook;
            this.adxRCPaste.OnAction += new          AddinExpress.MSO.ADXRibbonCommand_EventHandler(this.adxRCPaste_OnAction);

Although Copy is working with both of them.

Posted 16 Jul, 2014 15:59:14 Top
Andrei Smolin

Add-in Express team

Posts: 17359
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Attiqe,

In Excel 2010-2013, they allow you to choose a paste operation from a gallery (IdMso="PasteGalleryMini") which is shown in the context menu. Another gallery (IdMso="PasteGallery") is shown when you hover the Paste Special button in the context menu. Choosing an option from these galleries doesn't trigger a Ribbon Command.

You have two ways:
- disable these galleries: put an ADXRibbonCommand onto the add-in module, set the command's ActionTarget property to NonActionControl (this disables the event handler of the OnAction event) and Enabled=False;
- undo the paste action (see below)

private void adxExcelEvents_SheetChange(object sender, object sheet, object range) {
    Office.CommandBars cmdBars = ExcelApp.CommandBars;
    Office.CommandBarComboBox cbxUndo = cmdBars.FindControl(Type.Missing, 128) as Office.CommandBarComboBox;
    if (cbxUndo != null) {
        if (cbxUndo.Enabled && cbxUndo.ListCount > 0) {
            string undoText = cbxUndo.List[1];
            System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("!!! adxExcelEvents_SheetChange. undoText=" + undoText);
            if (undoText == "Paste Special")
        Marshal.ReleaseComObject(cbxUndo); cbxUndo = null;
    Marshal.ReleaseComObject(cmdBars); cmdBars = null;

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 17 Jul, 2014 07:09:44 Top