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Mohsen Fallahnejad
Mohsen Fallahnejad

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COPY to the clipboard in JS

To set a textContent to the clipboard, you should get the desired element from DOM (eg. document.getElementById(“element-id”)) and access to its content:
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then you should set your text to the clipboard :
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and when this function is executed, it’s done…!

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This article was originally published on The on April 8, 2020 and was written by Mohsen Fallahnejad.

Top comments (3)

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

It's probably still a good idea to use the temporary textarea hack described here:

window.navigator.clipboard is not yet supported in Microsoft Edge. It is supported in Firefox and Chrome, though.

1e4_ profile image

When you thought dropping IE was enough. Edge still falls short in a bunch of aspects for dev :(

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Mohsen Fallahnejad

that's true
I have seen this way
And I just wrote the solution that I worked with
But in any case, what you said is true
Thank you for your attention and reminding