Component to allow user to easily copy text to clipboard
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Component to allow the user to easily copy text. Based on the idea from Trello, described in this StackOverflow question: How does Trello access the user's clipboard?


Live demo here:


npm install react-clipboard --save


var React = require("react");
var ReactDOM = require("react-dom");
var Clipboard = require("react-clipboard");

var App = React.createClass({

  render: function() {
    var value = JSON.stringify(, null, "  ");

    return (
        <p>Press Cmd + C to copy:</p>
        <Clipboard value={value} onCopy={this.handleCopy} />

  handleCopy : function(e) {
    console.log("copied", e);


var data = { foo : 1, bar : 2 };
  <App data={data} />,

Further info

This component renders a textarea, whose value is the value prop. On keydown, if the user hasn't currently selected any text on the page and the cmd or ctrl key is pressed, then the textarea is focussed and the text inside it is selected. When the user hits the c key, the text inside the textarea is copied.

Inline styling is used to visibly hide the textarea. This can be overriden via the style prop.