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The paste event is fired when a selection has been pasted from the clipboard to the document.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Target objects DefaultView, Document, Element
Interface ClipboardEvent


Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only boolean Does the event normally bubble?
cancelable Read only boolean Is it possible to cancel the event?
clipboardData Read only DataTransfer The contents of the clipboard. Not only text, but also files and images.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 58 (Yes) (Yes) No support 45 (Yes)
clipboardData 58 (Yes) 22 (22) No support 45 (Yes)
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 58 58 (Yes) ? ? 45 ?
clipboardData 58 58 (Yes) ? ? 45 ?

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