Clipboard.readText()

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The readText() property of the Clipboard interface reads text from the system clipboard.

Syntax

var promise = Clipboard.readText()

Parameters

None.

option
desc
options Optional
An object that sets options for . The available options are:
  • option: .

Return value

A Promise that resolves with a DOMString.

Exceptions

Example

// TBD

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Clipboard API and events
The definition of 'readText()' 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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