File Formats: Microsoft Windows Clipboard (CLP)

CLP stands for Microsoft Windows Clipboard. This file format is used to store the contents of the clipboard to disk. The clipboard is an area of memory shared by the Windows operating system, and it is a simple mechanism for exchanging data between applications.

The file constants associated with this file format are:


Read Support

Write Support



1, 4, 8, 24 BPP

1, 4, 8, 24 BPP

Microsoft Windows Clipboard Uncompressed.


4, 8 BPP


Microsoft Windows Clipboard RLE Compressed.

Required DLL: Leadtools.Codecs.Clp.Dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application .

Related Formats: ANI - Windows Animated Cursor, CUR - Windows Cursors, ICO - Windows Icons.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Clp CLP 114 application/windows-clipboard CLP - Microsoft Windows Clipboard
ClpRle CLP 291 application/windows-clipboard CLP - Microsoft Windows Clipboard with RLE Compression

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

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