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HTML | DOM onpaste Event
  • Last Updated : 31 Jul, 2019

The HTML DOM onpaste event occurs when some content pastes in an element. this event works on every element like in <p> element if contenteditable set true then we can paste content in <p> element.

The HTML DOM onpaste event mostly used in input element type=”text”.


  • In HTML:
    <element onpaste="myScript">
  • In JavaScript:
    object.onpaste = function(){myScript};
  • In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:
    object.addEventListener("paste", myScript);

Example: Using the addEventListener() method.

<!DOCTYPE html>
      HTML DOM onpaste Event
        <h1 style="color:green">
        <h2>HTML DOM onpaste Event</h2>
        <input type="text" id="inputID" size="37">
                "inputID").addEventListener("paste", GFGfun);
            function GFGfun() {
                alert("Text pasted");


Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML DOM onpaste Event are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Opera
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