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Hello,

I have an ASP.Net 2.0 Web Form in which I would like to be able to Copy from an ASP Text Box to the Client Side Clipboard.  From reading similar postings,  I understand this needs to be done using a Client Side Script like JAVA and in fact I've been able to get an example, I copied,  to work.  My issue though is that the example uses an HTML Text Box from which to copy the text.  I want to use a server side asp Text Box because I fill the Text Box in code.  The Text Box is filled with a complete Web Service Class, for the User to Copy... so it's a fair amount of text.  

The Scrip errors when attempting to reference the server side asp Text Box.  I tried a different approach in using Response.Write in the Page On-Load Event to create the Scipt with the Text in it, eliminating the need to refernce the Text Box, but I couldn't figure out how to properly write all the text in a VB Code Module correctly formated for Java Script.  This also winds up creating all this text twice, once in the scipt and once for the Text Box.  So this brings me back to wanting to be able to reference the Text Box.  When the page renders the Script is there and the Text Box Text is there, I just can't seem to reference it.  

In the code below if you replace  TextBox1.value with quoted text it works.  So the HTML button from within the Form Tags can call the Script... the Script just can't reference the text box... even if the
Text Box is and HTML Text Box... it still errors when inside the Form Tags.

Thanks in advance!

<script type="text/javascript">
function ClipBoard()
{
window.clipboardData.setData("Text", TextBox1.value);
}
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server">Text to copy here</asp:TextBox><br />
        <br />
        <input id="Button1" type="button" value="Copy to Clipboard" onclick="ClipBoard()" />
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>        
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jeebukarthikeyan earned 2000 total points
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hi ,

window.clipboardData.setData("Text", TextBox1.value);

change the above script to

window.clipboardData.setData("Text",  document.getElementById('TextBox1').value);

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by:Todd_Sales20-20
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Thanks... works great!  Even works within an ASP AJAX UpdatePanel where the I have recently placed the TextBox and Button.
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