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How to Copy the Text of a textbox to Clipboard? - Using JavaScript

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11 Oct 2013CPOL
 How to copy the text of a textbox to clipboard using JavaScript.

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How to copy the text of a textbox to clipboard? We can do it easily with JavaScript. It works nicely in Internet Explorer.

Please find a page with JavaScript to implement this. 

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="CopyToClipboard.aspx.cs"
    Inherits="For_Blog.CopyToClipboard" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
    <title>Copy to Clipboard</title>

    <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
function CopyToClipboard() 
var controlValue  = document.getElementById('<%=TextBox1.ClientID%>').value;
         window.clipboardData.setData('Text', controlValue);
        alert('Copied text to clipboard : '   controlValue); 

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" 
        Text="Copy Text Box Text to Clip board" OnClientClick="CopyToClipboard()" />


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