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Getting the clipboard content from Notepad to the html page

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How can I get the clipboard content from Notepad to my page ?(For pasting I use the dhtml method document.execCommand('Paste', true, null) and it works fine - but I need the clipboard content without calling "Paste" option).
Oct 5 '05 #1
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If it works (though probably only in IE), not sure why you'd want an alternative.
Apr 5 '08 #2

rnd me
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the firefox version is a lot longer, and requires a user-change to about.config, let me know if you want it.

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  2. function CB() //sets or read clipboard in IE accepts 1 arg to set, returns cb when no argument is passed
  3. {
  4. if (arguments.length)     {window.clipboardData.setData('Text', arguments[0])}
  5. else     { return window.clipboardData.getData('Text')}
  6.  }//end CB
Apr 6 '08 #3

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True, Firefox does have that option and that's the way it should be - up to the user if they want to allow JavaScript access to the clipboard. You could always inform your users how to enable it and then the choice is theirs.
Apr 7 '08 #4

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