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The ClipboardEvent interface represents events providing information related to modification of the clipboard, that is cut, copy, and paste events.


Also inherits properties from its parent Event.

ClipboardEvent.clipboardData Read only
Is a DataTransfer object containing the data affected by the user-initiated cut, copy, or paste operation, along with its MIME type.


Creates a ClipboardEvent event with the given parameters.


No specific methods; inherits methods from its parent Event.


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 4.0 (Yes) (Yes)
clipboardData (Yes) 22.0 (22.0) 5.0 (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 4.0 (Yes) (Yes)
clipboardData (Yes) 22.0 (22.0) 5.0 (Yes) (Yes)

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