text-only PrntScrn in Vista Business? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was just debugging a Delphi app, and I attempted to copy an error message window to the clipboard. I meant to use Alt+PrntScrn; however, I must have pressed the wrong key combination, because what I pasted into my Word document was a text-only version of the error message, namely:




    Microsoft Data Link Error


    Test connection failed because of an error in initializing provider. Cannot start your application. The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user.





    This is a feature I have wanted for years, for documenting code and reporting errors. It's great if it's actually been built in; unfortunately, I have been unable to reproduce the accidental key combination that activated it.


    Has anyone else seen this behaviour?



    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:15 AM