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Tommy_Boden
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Paste latest clipboard content by clicking button in a power app.

Hello, 
I am out of ideas and cant find posts helping me. 
I am trying to create a button function which allows the user to paste latest copy from clipboard outside of the power app. 

Users need to paste a link, generated in another program, into a forms field. I want them to be able to use a simple "paste" button which fills the field with requested link before the submit.

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@Tommy_Boden ,

Yes that is correct - you can use a Variable for "moving" data between controls, but nothing is available to copy from the clipboard except the built-in device functions.

 

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WarrenBelz
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HI @Tommy_Boden ,

Try Ctrl-V into the control - there is no "from clipboard" function currently in Power Apps.

 

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Hello and thank you for your reply. Do you mean the simple short command on keyboard? 
or is it possible to code the short command into the button function? 
I came across this function but it only copys text from one field to another.  But i guess that is not from the clipboard? 


Solved: How to create custom COPY/PASTE shortcut button. - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)

 

It is a pretty common function in apps today and i hope there will be an easy way for it in power apps in a near future. 

/ Tommy

@Tommy_Boden ,

Yes that is correct - you can use a Variable for "moving" data between controls, but nothing is available to copy from the clipboard except the built-in device functions.

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

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