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The read() property of the Clipboard interface reads data such as images from the clipboard.


var promise =



Return value

A Promise that resolves with a DataTransfer object.


Specification Status Comment
Clipboard API and events
The definition of 'read()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support ? ? No support ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support ? ? ? No support ?

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