File system path to the directory to be used for Cut, Copy, and Paste operations that involve user interface objects in the Screen Painter.



Return Value

A character string. Cannot be reset by an application program.


$ClipPath is set to the value of the ClipPath entry in the registry, or the value of the [ZIM] environment variable. If neither of the preceding values is set, the variable is set to the null string (which is interpreted as the current disk directory).

To indicate the current ClipPath directory in a file name, start the name with a tilde (~) character.

Note: How $ClipPath is set depends on the operating system under which the software is running.