since i was looking for a function that copy the dos screen into a vb Var and haven't found one, I gatherd some solutions into one file and made a demonstration how to Capture and copy the DOS app screen for future use.
the example can locate a window just be it Caption, focus on it and then with the built in dos-app options the program send Keyboard Strokes to simulate the next sequence. "Right click on the window caption. click on Edit and then click on MARK. hold Shift and go 81 times right and 28 times down. Right click on the window caption. click on Edit and on Copy" windows will copy the marked area to the clipboard.
I also wrote a sub to copy the screen output to a string array. every cell is a whole line from the DOS screen.
you can use this demonstration also to "push" text into a DOS application, just take a look at the Moudle file and it's functions.
and this for google, to help others find this
Capture Dos screen
Capture Dos output
Mark Copy Paste
Extrace Dos screen
Extrace Dos Output
Extrace Dos App screen
Extrace Dos App Output