ClipboardItem.types

The read-only types property of the ClipboardItem interface returns an Array of MIME types available within the ClipboardItem

Syntax

var types = clipboardItem.types;

Value

An Array of available MIME types.

Examples

In the below example, we're returning all items on the clipboard via the clipboard.read() method. Then checking the types property for available types before utilizing the ClipboardItem.getType() method to return the Blob object. If no clipboards contents is found for the specified type, an error is returned.

async function getClipboardContents() {
  try {
    const clipboardItems = await navigator.clipboard.read();

    for (const clipboardItem of clipboardItems) {

      for (const type of clipboardItem.types) {
        const blob = await clipboardItem.getType(type);
        // we can now use blob here
      }

    }

  } catch (err) {
    console.error(err.name, err.message);
  }
}

Specifications

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

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See also