HTML oncut Attribute

HTML oncut Attribute

Definition and Usage

The oncut attribute fires when the user cuts the content of an element.

Note: Although the oncut attribute is supported by all HTML elements, it is not actually possible to cut the content of, for example, a <p> element, UNLESS the element has set contenteditable to "true" (See "More Examples" below).

Tip: There are three ways to cut the content of an element:

  • Press CTRL + X
  • Select "Cut" from the Edit menu in your browser
  • Right click to display the context menu and select the "Cut" command

Applies to

The oncut attribute is part of the Event Attributes, and can be used on any HTML elements.

Elements Event
All HTML elements oncut


Input Example

Execute a JavaScript when cutting some text in an <input> element:

<input type="text" oncut="myFunction()" value="Try to cut this text">
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P Example

Execute a JavaScript when cutting some text of a <p> element (Note that contenteditable is set to "true"):

<p contenteditable="true" oncut="myFunction()">Try to cut this text</p>
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Browser Support

Event Attribute
oncut Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes