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Copy text to user clipboard on click of a button.

I want to add a functionality where user can click the "Copy" button and the selected text will be copied to user's clipboard that the user can share. 

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Hi @Anonymous ,

Here is a video on one way to do it, however it may be a bit complex depending on your experience. There is also a possible path in Power Automate

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @Anonymous ,

Here is a video on one way to do it, however it may be a bit complex depending on your experience. There is also a possible path in Power Automate

 

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Hi @WarrenBelz 
Thanks for sharing the video and the Power Automate video is not relevant. The problem with the solution in PowerApps is that I am developing the PowerApp for multiple clients and they will have hundreds of users internal and external users.
So, I can not expect the users to download the library and do the complex steps to use the app. I need a simple solution. Hope I am able to clarify the requirements. 

Hi @Anonymous ,

If there was a simple solution, I would have given it to you - it is currently under review on the Ideas forum

 - you might vote for it.

The problem with the two posted by @Sohil_kazi is the first uses CDS and a component (probably even more complicated and I suspect you use SharePoint) and the second simply copies to a Variable which can then be defaulted to another field (not to the clipboard).

 

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mcls
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Your "power automate path" link is not related to this question!

I know this post is old, but if someone finds their way here like me, I have posted my solution. I have created a PCF component that will do exactly what the initiater is asking. I am attaching my solution for anyone else to use. The component has a button with a "copy-icon". On select of the button the text inserted in the parameter "CopyToText" will be copied to the users clipboard. In the "CopyToText", you can add a variable, a label.Text etc. I have made a short video as well.
What I am struggling with is, that I would like to add the option, that after the copying to clipboard has happened, I would like to make a "notify" function, so that the app would notify the user of "The text has been copied to your clipboard or something like that, but till now I have not figured out how to do this in my index.ts file. 

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Furthermore, I cannot seem to get my control size to fit my button size... both is no issue, only nice-to-have features, so the control is fully functional as is. Would love someone to help me fix the last two issues though, so please feel free to comment.

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Hey @GhitaFjorback1 (and anyone else ending up on this thread looking for an answer)

 

You can use the Copy() function directly in Canvas Apps now, no need for custom PCF controls anymore 🙂


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Hi @iAm_ManCat ,

I see the documentation and it seems super nice but when I add the expression to my icon it still shows as an error saying: 'Copy' is an unknown or unsupported function.

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