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Project Description

Rule18 is a clipboard assistant focused for presenters but can be used by anyone who needs snippets of text to be copied into the Windows clipboard at the press of a specific hotkey. No more copy/paste from notepad!
It is developed in C# using Visual Studio 2010.




  • Windows 7 is recommended for this tool, but is not specifically required.


This application has been developed originally by Robert MacLean, who was jealous of a text replacement system he had seen on an Apple Mac which looked great in presentations. He wanted to have something similar and so developed a small tool to load snippets of text into the clipboard (so not like the Mac tool). In the process he decided he wanted to do three other things
  • Develop it in WPF - the reasoning being, that the UI could look better with a gradient or something.
  • Develop it for Windows 7 - so it lights up the icon when you copy to the clipboard, and you can right click the icon to see what is loaded (in case you forget).
  • Spend time working on a UI that is intuitive - part of this app design was do not be a Windows app in feel. Rather have a very simple interface for working with the snippets - so some things like saving are automatic with hints when you do something it will do for you.


This application makes use of free icons from

Last edited Apr 30, 2010 at 10:31 AM by rmaclean, version 6