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Jeesun Kim
Jeesun Kim
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2 Text Boxes, With Copy + paste buttons


Does anybody know of a code that can basically show two text boxes, text box #1 with certain words in it and then a "copy" button below it, copying the text in text box #1, and then with an additional text box option with a "paste" button below it, so that you can paste the text from box #1 to box #2?

It would be of tremendous help! Thank you in Advance!!!

2 Answers

The only way to access the clipboard across most browsers is through Flash. Depending on your browser/platform requirements, something like this may work: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17527870/how-does-trello-access-the-users-clipboard

From what you're describing though, you can 'cheat' it to create that effect. (assuming you don't actually need the clipboard). Here's an example I cooked up in javascript: http://jsfiddle.net/LWY2S/

The above example would work with a local cookie as well if you need to hang onto the 'copy' for a while.

Like Neal said, the only way to have something work across browsers is Flash.

ZeroClipboard is a simple way of doing this.