javascript copy and paste to clipboard

Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 08:09 pm
hi there!!
i need to know the script to copy and paste to clipboard.
Please help me!!!!
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Craven de Kere
Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 11:58 pm
Copy script:

Code:<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
function highlightmetasearch() {
document.post.message.select(); document.post.message.focus();
function copymetasearch() {
textRange = document.post.message.createTextRange();
alert("This post has been copied to your clipboard.\nIf this post is lost when you submit it you can easily repost it.\nAlways use this feature before posting! - \nwww.able2know.com");
// -->

Make sure to change the alert's wording. Also change this line:

Code:textRange = document.post.message.createTextRange();

"post" should be the name of the form.

"message" should be the name of the textarea

Code: <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
if ((navigator.appName=="Microsoft Internet Explorer")&&(parseInt(navigator.appVersion)>=4)) {
document.write('<INPUT type="button" class="button" value="COPY TO CLIPBOARD" onClick="copymetasearch();">');
} else {
document.write('<INPUT type="button" class="button" value="HIGHLIGHT TEXT" onClick="highlightmetasearch();">');
// -->

The paste script:


function a2kpaste() {
var rng = document.selection.createRange();

The button

Code:<input type="button" class="button" value="Paste" onclick="document.post.message.focus(); a2kpaste();">

Make sure to change the button to reflect the form and field names as well.
Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2004 08:08 pm
is there any other way to make the copied value being paste to the selected field without asking them to click ctrl-v ?
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Craven de Kere
Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2004 08:09 pm
Yes, I provided the script above.
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 10:41 pm
How to copy contents of a whole form to clipboard

I am trying to design a form which will serve as a template for a particular report. What I want to do is on click of a button, the complete content of a form should be copied to clipboard including all labels, text areas, input fields etc?

Is this possible with Javascript?

Please try yo provide me a solution asap.

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Craven de Kere
Reply Fri 17 Feb, 2006 07:02 pm
Re: How to copy contents of a whole form to clipboard
HimanshuJain wrote:

Is this possible with Javascript?

Yes, however it would be saved into a single text blob with delimiters as the clipboard doesn't have "fields".

The blob would then have to be parsed for reinsertion. It's possible but would be tricky.


Please try yo provide me a solution asap.

It's a significant amount of work (I estimate that it's worth over $500 of development time) so I don't know if anyone will quickly do the work for you unless they need it themselves (I personally don't have time, whether I do it for free or not).

Basically I'm saying that it looks like you are expecting people to work for you for free, and that you may need to simply contract a js developer to do this for you.
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 07:27 pm
I didnot know that it will be this much work as I can see copy to clipboard scripts spread all over the web. Only I wanted to customise it.

So is it possibleto generate a report out of a form in a particular format.

Just seeking advice.

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Craven de Kere
Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2006 04:57 am
Yup, it's all possible, but it would likley require a script that is customized to a degree that the free ones out on the net won't be able to handle it.
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Reply Tue 30 Jan, 2007 09:01 am
Hi there !!

Is there some way we can check the text that is entered in a textbox (this one for example) for a particular string (say "chuck"), and then have a pre-determined formbox pop up, with a message (say "Sorry, please re-enter !" ) ?? This should happen when we click a button (for example, when we click "Preview" in this textbox)..

Will be a great help if you could pls give the code for this !!

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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2007 08:40 am
wonderful,i just need that script~
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Reply Sun 2 Aug, 2009 04:57 pm
This script is very useful, thank you.

I want to copy the contents of the clipboard directly to the screen output, rather than in a text box, so have written the following script:-

Code:<script type="text/javascript">
var clipboard = document.selection.createRange();

But all I get on screen is


Can anyone see what am i doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 01:08 am
I've been search the web for few weeks to see if Java can do one click copy and paste function to the clipboard and then I can just Ctrl-V the copied "texts." I initially got this idea when I began to approve hosting application. Instead of writing the same message over and over again, I decided to make me a page where I can simply copy the code to appropriate answers. And seems like my laziness is the mother of inventions laugh.gif Instead of doing Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C then Ctrl-V to the post board I started to dream about a button that will select my pre-written message and copy at the stroke of one single click.

I have search the web but they were either not working properly or it was way too long for me to understand and work it in with my own webpage. But accidentally I found this script that is short and does the job like no other I have ever seen. So I'd like to share it with you.
Reply Mon 30 May, 2011 05:42 am
Could you please share the code with me,
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 12:29 am
@Craven de Kere,
This is nice information about scripting language java. I hope it will helpful.
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