pasteboard.paste()

Type function
Revision Current Public Release (2018.3326)
Keywords paste, pasteboard
See also Pasteboard
pasteboard.copy()
pasteboard.clear()

Overview

Pastes the top-most item on the pasteboard.

Gotchas

Image copying/pasting is only supported on iOS.

Syntax

pasteboard.paste( [listener] )
listener (optional)

Function. Listener function to be called when the paste is executed. This function is passed an event table which may contain the following properties, depending on the type of the data pasted:

  • event.filename (string) — Name of the image that was pasted.
  • event.baseDir (constant) — The base system directory of the pasted image.
  • event.string (string) — The pasted string.
  • event.url (string) — The pasted URL.

Example

local pasteboard = require( "plugin.pasteboard" )

-- Callback function for the paste method
local function onPaste( event )

    -- Print the type of data on the pasteboard
    print( "Type of data:", pasteboard.getType() )

    -- Paste an image
    if ( event.filename ) then
        print( "filename is:", event.filename )
        print( "baseDir is:", event.baseDir )
    end
    
    -- Paste a string
    if ( event.string ) then
        print( "string is:", event.string )
    end
    
    -- Paste a URL
    if ( event.url ) then
        print( "URL is:", event.url )
    end
end

pasteboard.paste( onPaste )