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In my upcoming app, I have codes which I display. These are some times lengthy, and I want the app to be able to copy this to clipboard. Once it is in clipboard, users can paste it anywhere.

So how do you copy some text from your app to clipboard.

You need to use clipboard manager.

Clipboard Manager This class sets and gets data for the clipboard using Clipdata objects. 
You can get the object of this class using system service.  - using statement
context.getSystemService(Context.CLIPBOARD_SERVICE)
Example I have a dummy project with a button, onclick of which copies content to clipboard.
Here is my activity file

package com.hegdeapps.testapp;importandroid.content.ClipData;importandroid.content.ClipboardManager;importandroid.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;importandroid.os.Bundle;importandroid.view.View;importandroid.widget.Button;importandroid.widget.TextView;publicclassMainActivityextends AppCompatActivity {@OverrideprotectedvoidonCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState){super.onCreate(sa…
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