24 days ago

What is the process for building a "copy" button in JavaScript that mimics the action of manually selecting and copying a rendered HTML element with a mouse?

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A web app I built in HTML and JavaScript allows users to generate personalized code for an HTML email. After configuring the email, two boxes are displayed, containing the following:

Box 1: HTML code

Box 2: Rendered HTML email

Depending on the email client used, users can copy and paste the contents of Box 1 or Box 2 into the email body.

The Problem

I want to create a "copy to clipboard" button or similar that mimics the process of copying Box 2 described above.

Attempted Solutions

I have tried the following code, but it merely copies the HTML, meaning that I receive HTML on the screen, not the rendered email when I copy and paste it into Gmail:

  • jQuery .html()
Is there any way to achieve this using JavaScript/jQuery?

Thanks a lot.

23 days ago
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You can use JavaScript to copy the rendered HTML of a div element. Here is an example code snippet that you can use:
<div id="myDiv">
  <p>Rendered HTML email</p>

<button onclick="copyToClipboard()">Copy to clipboard</button>

  function copyToClipboard() {
    var range = document.createRange();
This code will copy the rendered HTML of the div element with id "myDiv" to the clipboard when the button is clicked. You can replace "myDiv" with the id of your div element. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.


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24 days ago
Unfortunately, this question is currently closed and is not accepting answers. However, if you are looking for a way to copy the rendered HTML of an email instead of the raw HTML, you may want to look into using a third-party library such as html2canvas or dom-to-image to take a screenshot of the rendered email and copy it to the clipboard as an image. Alternatively, you could use a service like Litmus or Email on Acid to test your email in various email clients and grab the rendered HTML from there.