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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

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 58 (Yes) (Yes) 45 (Yes)
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 58 58 (Yes) (Yes) 45 (Yes)

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