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

The ClipboardEvent() constructor returns a newly created ClipboardEvent, representing an event providing information related to modification of the clipboard, that is cut, copy, and paste events.


var clipboardEvent = new ClipboardEvent(type[, options]);


The ClipboardEvent() constructor also inherits arguments from Event().

Is a DOMString representing the name of the type of the ClipboardEvent. It is case-sensitive and can be: 'copy', 'cut', or 'paste'.
options Optional
Options are as follows:
  • dataType: A DOMString containing the MIME-type of the data contained in the data argument.
  • data: A DOMString containing the data concerned by the clipboard event.


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support58 ? Yes ?45 ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5858 ? Yes45 ? ?

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