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onbeforecut event

Fires on the source object before the selection is deleted from the document.

Syntax

HTML Attribute <element onbeforecut = "handler(event)">
Event Property object.onbeforecut = handler;
attachEvent Method object.attachEvent("onbeforecut", handler)
addEventListener Method object.addEventListener("beforecut", handler, useCapture)

Event information

SynchronousNo
BubblesYes
CancelableYes

Event handler parameters

pEvtObj [in]

Type: IHTMLEventObj

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

Creating custom code for cutting requires several steps:

  1. Set event.returnValue=false in the HTMLStyleElementEvents::onbeforecut event to enable the Cut shortcut menu item.
  2. Specify a data format in which to transfer the selection through the IHTMLDataTransfer::setData method of the clipboardData object.
  3. Invoke the IHTMLDataTransfer::setData method in the HTMLStyleElementEvents::oncut event.

None.

To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Right-click to display the shortcut menu and select Cut.
  • Or press CTRL+X if the selection is within a text field.

The pEvtObj parameter is required for the following interfaces:

See also

Reference
HTMLStyleElementEvents::onbeforecopy
HTMLStyleElementEvents::onbeforepaste
oncopy
HTMLStyleElementEvents::oncut
HTMLStyleElementEvents::onpaste
IHTMLDataTransfer::setData
Conceptual
About DHTML Data Transfer

 

 

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