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From Scratch

ClipSaver, Part 3

Build a clipboard manager

Issue: 8.5 (July/August 2010)
Author: Brad Rhine
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Article Length (in bytes): 14,667
Starting Page Number: 64
RBD Number: 8511
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For the past several issues, we've been building a project called ClipSaver, which retains our clipboard history so that we can copy, cut, and paste with impunity and without fear of losing something valuable.

So far, we've built an application that tracks our clipboard history with time and date stamps, allows us to search its contents quickly and easily, and even lets us drag and drop clipboard history entries out of our application and into any other application that supports drag and drop, which, let's face it, is pretty much everything these days. In fact, our project is pretty much complete, aside from some final spit and polish. Except for one big thing: it only supports one computer, and we had listed support for multiple users as one of our main criteria.

And that's where we begin with this issue.

Weighing The Options

As I mentioned back at the beginning of this series, we have several data storage options available to us. For a single user system, a local REAL SQL Database certainly makes a lot of sense, and that's how we began building our data storage last time. For a system with multiple users, we discussed three possibilities.

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