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Kamran Ayub
Kamran Ayub

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Copying to the clipboard using React, TypeScript & Material UI

It's common in apps to offer a way to "copy to clipboard" so users can paste content.

I whipped up a quick example using TypeScript and React to make such a behavior that can be applied to any React element using the render props pattern.

You can then use it like this, to wrap <Button /> or any other element:

<CopyToClipboard>
  {({ copy }) => (
    <Button
      variant="contained"
      color="primary"
      onClick={() => copy("some text!")}
    >
      Copy
    </Button>
  )}
</CopyToClipboard>

This is using the super simple clipboard-copy package.

You can override the <Tooltip /> props using the TooltipProps prop:

<CopyToClipboard TooltipProps={{ title: "Copied XYZ!", leaveDelay: 3000 }}>

Enjoy!

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