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HTML | onpaste Event Attribute

The onpaste attribute works when some content are paste in an element. This event attribute is supported by all HTML elements. It is mostly used with <input> element.

There are three ways to paste the content in an HTML elements which are listed below:

  • Use CTRL + V key
  • Select “Paste” from the edit menu in browser.
  • select the “Paste” command from right click menu

Syntax:

<element onpaste = "script">

Attribute Value: The script event run when onpaste attribute is called.

Example:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>onpaste attribute</title>
        <style>
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>onpaste Attribute</h2>
        <input type="text" onpaste="Geeks()" 
        value="A computer science portal for geeks" size="40">
        <p id="sudo"></p>
        <script>
            function Geeks() {
                document.getElementById("sudo").innerHTML = "pasted text!";
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>                    

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by onpaste attribute are listed below:

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer


This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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