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When pasting content into a textarea I want to immediately evaluate "all" of the content in the textarea after a paste (using the mouse or key shortcut). How can I accomplish this? Onchange is not immediate enough, I need it to happen immediately following the paste when the content has already gone into the textarea. How can I accomplish this? The onpaste appears to happen before the content gets placed in the textarea. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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I guess, you'll have to fake it. In your onPaste method:

1. Create 2 strings. One (s1) from the beginning of the content up to selectionStart. One (s3) containing the original context from selectionEnd to the end of data. This effectively snips out any selected text, which is what a paste would do. If there is no selection, selectionStart and selectionEnd should be the same, which is the current cursor (and presumed paste) postion.

2. Now you need to obtain the paste value string (s2), which should be in the clipboard.

3. Put them all together: s1 + s2 + s3 and you should end up with your post-paste control value.
 
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And the answer (or type of answer) I wasn't hoping for :-) Thank you for the response, I'll give it a try. I was hoping that it be a more straightforward
 
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