Re: XY4 in Win7-64

  • From: Jon P <xywrite4@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:39:34 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks, Carl. That's an interesting site for its other utilities, too. 

In the meantime, I'm now leaning toward DOSBox rather than Virtual PC, 
especially since the indefatigable emendelson of WPDOS fame has also posted a 
utility for DOSBox that pastes from the Windows clipboard.

DOSBox is much preferable to Virtual PC 2007 because I can establish a larger 
window and because it communicates directly with my XY folder in (actual) 

By contrast, VPC needs a copy of the XY folder inside its virtual machine, and 
it communicates very slowly with the actual XY when I need to copy the finished 
file back to Windows. Mendelson's utility pastes faster and smoother than VPC's 
as well. I'm using his background version, which turns the Pause key into a 
paste-from-the-clipboard key. 

So for anyone else who needs to migrate to Win 7, I'd suggest DOSBox with the 
utility linked above. As for copying out of XY....well, we'll cross that bridge 
while it's burning. 

Jon Pareles 

> From: Carl Distefano <cld@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: XY4 in Win7-64
> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 00:25:37 -0400
> Reply to note from Jon P <xywrite4@xxxxxxxxx>
> Fri, 27 Jul 2012
> 20:41:52 -0700 (PDT)
> Jon:
> > CLIP.EXE appears to be a lost cause, but the Edit menu
> of
> > Virtual PC has a Paste function that pastes from
> Windows into XY
> Does Virtual PC have the ability to write the contents of a
> file to
> the clipboard? That would enable you to paste from Xy into
> Windows:
> save file in Xy, use Virtual PC to transfer contents of file
> to
> clipboard.
> Failing that, you could download the 64-bit version of Nir
> Sofer's
> utility NirCmd, here:
> Unzip the files into a directory of your choice, say
> C:\NirCmd.
> Create a Desktop shortcut to:
> C:\NirCmd\NirCmd.exe clipboard readfile
> "d:\path\myclip.txt"
> Make sure that "d:\path\myclip.txt" is a file that's
> accessible to
> both Win7 and Xy. (I assume that this is doable. If not,
> then this
> ploy doesn't work.)
> Now, to move text from Xy to the clipboard, you would first
> DeFine 
> your text in Xy and command SAD/NV
> d:\path\myclip.txt<cr|XC> to save
> it to that file. (You can, of course, assign this command to
> a key.)
> Switch to the Desktop and double-click your NirCmd icon.
> This copies
> the contents of myclip.txt into the clipboard, whence you
> can paste it
> into any Windows app.
> NirCmd has lots of nifty uses, as you can see from the web
> page
> ( A couple of
> years ago I
> posted a U2 frame that integrates the 32-bit version of
> NirCmd with
> the Xy4 CMline. Unfortunately, that wouldn't help you in the
> 64-bit
> realm.
> -- 
> Carl Distefano
> cld@xxxxxxxxxx
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