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I am trying to access current clipboard data on onpaste event of to access clipboard data in javascript function.i am able to call function on onpaste event but i dont know code to get data from clipboard.provide a soln.thanx
Posted 13-Sep-12 22:25pm
Mohibur Rashid 14-Sep-12 4:39am
JavaScript, don't have any option to read clipboard. You better tell us your plan, we might be able to give you alternate solution

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Solution 1

<div id='div' contenteditable='true' onpaste='handlepaste(this, event)'>Paste here</div>


function handlepaste (elem, e) {
    var savedcontent = elem.innerHTML;
    if (e && e.clipboardData && e.clipboardData.getData) {// Webkit - get data from clipboard, put into editdiv, cleanup, then cancel event
        if (/text\/html/.test(e.clipboardData.types)) {
            elem.innerHTML = e.clipboardData.getData('text/html');
        else if (/text\/plain/.test(e.clipboardData.types)) {
            elem.innerHTML = e.clipboardData.getData('text/plain');
        else {
            elem.innerHTML = "";
        waitforpastedata(elem, savedcontent);
        if (e.preventDefault) {
        return false;
    else {// Everything else - empty editdiv and allow browser to paste content into it, then cleanup
        elem.innerHTML = "";
        waitforpastedata(elem, savedcontent);
        return true;

function waitforpastedata (elem, savedcontent) {
    if (elem.childNodes && elem.childNodes.length > 0) {
        processpaste(elem, savedcontent);
    else {
        that = {
            e: elem,
            s: savedcontent
        that.callself = function () {
            waitforpastedata(that.e, that.s)

function processpaste (elem, savedcontent) {
    pasteddata = elem.innerHTML;
    //^^Alternatively loop through dom (elem.childNodes or elem.getElementsByTagName) here

    elem.innerHTML = savedcontent;

    // Do whatever with gathered data;
Vijay Walunj,Navi mumbai 14-Sep-12 5:21am
I have tried this code but it doesn't work.i am using one asp textbox.copy data from excel,notepad,miscrosoftword and paste it on my textbox which is in my web page.onpaste event call javascript function but e && e.clipboardData && e.clipboardData.getData condition false b'coz e.clipboardData is undefined.provide soln for it.

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