HTML oncut Event Attribute

HTML oncut Event Attribute

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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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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

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: The oncut attribute is mostly used on <input> elements with type="text".

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

Browser Support

Event Attribute
oncut Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



<element oncut="script">

Attribute Values

Value Description
script The script to be run on oncut

Technical Details

Supported HTML tags: ALL HTML elements

More Examples


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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Related Pages

HTML reference: oncopy event

HTML reference: onpaste event

HTML DOM reference: oncut event

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