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HTML | onpaste Event Attribute

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2022
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The onpaste attribute works when some content are paste in an element. This event attribute is supported by all HTML elements. It is mostly used with <input> element.
There are three ways to paste the content in an HTML elements which are listed below: 

  • Use CTRL + V key
  • Select “Paste” from the edit menu in browser.
  • select the “Paste” command from right click menu

Supported Tags: It supports all HTML elements. 


<element onpaste = "script">

Attribute Value: The script event run when onpaste attribute is called.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>onpaste attribute</title>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        h1 {
            color: green;
    <h2>onpaste Attribute</h2>
    <input type="text" onpaste="Geeks()"
        value="A computer science portal for geeks" size="40">
    <p id="sudo"></p>
        function Geeks() {
            document.getElementById("sudo").innerHTML = "pasted text!";


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by onpaste attribute are listed below: 

  • Apple Safari 3
  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Firefox 22
  • Opera 12.1
  • Internet Explorer 9
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