HTMLElement: cut event

The cut event fires when the user initiates a cut action through the browser's user interface.

Syntax

Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener('cut', event => { });

oncut = event => { };

Event type

Event properties

Also inherits properties from its parent Event.

ClipboardEvent.clipboardData Read only

A DataTransfer object containing the data affected by the user-initiated cut, copy, or paste operation, along with its MIME type.

Value

functionRef is a function name or a function expression. The function receives a ClipboardEvent object as its sole argument.

Example

This example allows text to be copied from the <textarea>, but doesn't allow text to be cut. It also logs each copy and cut attempt.

HTML

<h3>Play with this text area:</h3>
<textarea id="editor" rows="3">Try copying and cutting the text in this field!</textarea>

<h3>Log:</h3>
<p id="log"></p>

JavaScript

function logCopy(event) {
  log.innerText = 'Copied!\n' + log.innerText;
}

function preventCut(event) {
  event.preventDefault();
  log.innerText = 'Cut blocked!\n' + log.innerText;
}

const editor = document.getElementById('editor');
const log = document.getElementById('log');

editor.oncopy = logCopy;
editor.oncut = preventCut;

Result

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# handler-oncut

Browser compatibility

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See also