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HTML oncopy Event Attribute

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Example

Execute a JavaScript when copying some text of an <input> element:

<input type="text" oncopy="myFunction()" value="Try to copy this text">
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

The oncopy attribute fires when the user copies the content of an element.

Tip: The oncopy attribute also fires when the user copies an element, for example, an image, created with the <img> element.

Tip: The oncopy attribute is mostly used on <input> elements with type="text".

Tip: There are three ways to copy an element/the content of an element:

  • Press CTRL + C
  • Select "Copy" from the Edit menu in your browser
  • Right click to display the context menu and select the "Copy" command

Browser Support

Event Attribute
oncopy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Note: The oncopy attribute may not work as expected in some browsers when trying to copy an image (See "More Examples" below).


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

None.


Syntax

<element oncopy="script">

Attribute Values

Value Description
script The script to be run on oncopy

Technical Details

Supported HTML tags: ALL HTML elements

Examples

More Examples

Example

Execute a JavaScript when copying some text of a <p> element:

<p oncopy="myFunction()">Try to copy this text</p>
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Example

Execute a JavaScript when copying an image:

<img src="w3schools.gif" oncopy="myFunction()">
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Related Pages

HTML reference: onpaste event

HTML reference: oncut event

HTML DOM reference: oncopy event


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