More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
The onpaste event occurs when the user pastes some content in an element.
Note: Although the onpaste event is supported by all HTML elements, it is not actually possible to paste some content in, for example, a <p> element, UNLESS the element has set contenteditable to "true" (See "More Examples" below).
Tip: The onpaste event is mostly used on <input> elements with type="text".
Tip: There are three ways to paste some content in an element:
- Press CTRL + V
- Select "Paste" from the Edit menu in your browser
- Right click to display the context menu and select the "Paste" command.
Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.
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HTML DOM reference: oncopy event
HTML DOM reference: oncut event