InputEvent.dataTransfer

The dataTransfer read-only property of the InputEvent interface returns a DataTransfer object containing information about richtext or plaintext data being added to or removed from editible content.

Syntax

var dataTransfer = inputEvent.dataTransfer

Value

A DataTransfer object.

Examples

In the following simple example we've set up an event listener on the input event so that when any content is pasted into the contenteditable <p> element, its HTML source is retrieved via the InputEvent.dataTransfer.getData() method and reported in the paragraph below the input.

Try copying and pasting some of the content provided to see the effects.

<p><span style="font-weight: bold; color: blue">Whoa, bold blue text!</span></p>
<p><span style="font-style: italic; color: red">Exciting: italic red text!</span></p>
<p>Boring normal text ;-(</p>

<hr>

<p contenteditable="true">Go on, try pasting some content into this editable paragraph and see what happens!</p>

<p class="result"></p>
var editable = document.querySelector('p[contenteditable]');
var result = document.querySelector('.result')
var dataTransferObj;

editable.addEventListener('input', (e) => {
  result.textContent = e.dataTransfer.getData('text/html');
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Input Events Level 2
The definition of 'dataTransfer' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

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