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IE vs Firefox Copy to clipBoard javascript issue

pulijala hari
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Joined: May 14, 2005
Posts: 70

I am trying to implement the copy to clipboard functionality using javascript.
Here is my function :
function copyText(field)
var content = eval("document."+field)
range = content.createTextRange()
window.status="Contents copied to clipboard"
var gClipboardHelper = Components.classes[";1"];
const setClbHelper=gClipboardHelper.getService(Components.interfaces.nsIClipboardHelper);

Where the parameter field is myForm.txtBox and i am having my text in this box which has to be copied.
When i work on the Firefox, this works fine but it does not work on IE.
But when i invoke only IE related part, it works fine on IE.
The issue comes up when i use if and else to check for the browser and IE does not copy when i have the Firefox related code in the else.
Could any one help me point the error.

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Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
It has to be enabled with browser settings. Most people are NOT going to enable it.

It might be better to look at a flash solution sort of like this:

I agree. Here's the link:
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