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The ZeroClipboard library provides an easy way to copy text to the clipboard using an invisible Adobe Flash movie, and a JavaScript interface. The "Zero" signifies that the library is invisible and the user interface is left entirely up to you.

Simple Example

    <button id="copy-button" data-clipboard-text="Copy Me!" title="Click to copy me.">Copy to Clipboard</button>
    <script src="ZeroClipboard.js"></script>
    <script src="main.js"></script>
// main.js
var clip = new ZeroClipboard( document.getElementById("copy-button"), {
  moviePath: "/path/to/ZeroClipboard.swf"
} );

clip.on( 'load', function(client) {
  // alert( "movie is loaded" );
} );

clip.on( 'complete', function(client, args) { = 'none'; // "this" is the element that was clicked
  alert("Copied text to clipboard: " + args.text );
} );

clip.on( 'mouseover', function(client) {
  // alert("mouse over");
} );

clip.on( 'mouseout', function(client) {
  // alert("mouse out");
} );

clip.on( 'mousedown', function(client) {

  // alert("mouse down");
} );

clip.on( 'mouseup', function(client) {
  // alert("mouse up");
} );

See the instructions for advanced instructions on how to use the library on your site.

Here is a working test page where you can try out ZeroClipboard in your browser.

Testing ZeroClipboard.swf Locally

To test the page demo page locally. checkout the gh-pages branch and run make. This should open localhost:3000

git co gh-pages

add BRANCH=my-dev-branch to get the assets from a certain branch

git co gh-pages
make BRANCH=my-dev-branch


This library is fully compatible with Flash Player 10, which requires that the clipboard copy operation be initiated by a user click event inside the Flash movie. This is achieved by automatically floating the invisible movie on top of a DOM element of your choice. Standard mouse events are even propagated out to your DOM element, so you can still have rollover and mouse down effects.

Works in IE8+. Works in IE7 but requires Sizzle/jQuery. (And of course works in all of the other browsers.)







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