onbeforepaste event

Fires on the target object before the selection is pasted from the system clipboard to the document.

Syntax

HTML Attribute <element onbeforepaste = "handler(event)">
Event Property object.onbeforepaste = handler;

Event information

SynchronousNo
BubblesNo
CancelableNo

Event handler parameters

pEvtObj [in]

Type: IHTMLEventObj

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

Creating custom code for pasting requires several steps:

  1. Set event.returnValue=false in the onbeforepaste event to enable the Paste shortcut menu item.
  2. Cancel the default behavior of the client by including event.returnValue=false in the onpaste event handler. This guideline applies only to objects, such as the text box, that have a defined default behavior.
  3. Specify a data format in which to paste the selection through the getData method of the clipboardData object.
  4. Invoke the getData method in the onpaste event to execute custom code for pasting.

None.

To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Right-click to display the shortcut menu and select Paste.
  • Or press CTRL+V.

See also

a
address
area
b
bdo
blockQuote
body
button
caption
cite
code
custom
dd
div
dl
dt
em
embed
fieldSet
form
hn
hr
i
img
input type=button
input type=checkbox
input type=file
input type=image
input type=password
input type=radio
input type=reset
input type=submit
input type=text
kbd
label
legend
li
map
ol
p
pre
rt
ruby
s
samp
select
small
span
strong
sub
sup
table
tBody
td
textArea
tFoot
th
tHead
tr
u
ul
var
Reference
getData
onbeforecopy
onbeforecut
oncopy
oncut
onpaste
Conceptual
About DHTML Data Transfer

 

 

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