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Using the Clipboard API in the app iframe

simonhaenisch
Shopify Partner
14 1 24

I just wanted to implement a label action that copies the text field's value to the users clipboard. It's very straight-forward:

 

<TextField
    readonly
    value={url}
    label="URL"
    labelAction={{ content: "Copy", onAction: async () => navigator.clipboard.writeText(url)}}
/>

 

However this does not work because the embedded app is an iframe and not allowed to access the Clipboard API, so I get an error.

DOMException: The Clipboard API has been blocked because of a Feature Policy applied to the current document. See https://goo.gl/EuHzyv for more details.

Apparently it's relatively straight-forward to allow the iframe access to this API, it just needs an "allow" attribute like

 

<iframe src="..." allow="clipboard-write"><iframe>

 

See https://web.dev/async-clipboard/#permissions-policy-integration.

But as an app developer of course I don't have control over the iframe's attributes, so this is a feature request, whether you could consider allowing certain APIs for embedded apps, specifically "clipboard-write"?

Replies 10 (10)
JeffKelley-rh
New Member
1 0 4

Having the same problem. Any help on this?

HerculesApps
Shopify Partner
14 1 13

I encountered the same problem right now.

Would be awesome if Shopify could support this.

alexwhitaker
New Member
1 0 3

Also running into this issue and would love to see support for it 🙂

clayschubiner
New Member
1 0 2

This would really help our onboarding flow -- please fix this! 🙂 

dgattey
New Member
1 0 1

Definitely need support for this!

sinejoe
Shopify Expert
64 0 14

+1

I have a sinking feeling this thread (like many others that just go ignored and unanswered for months or years by anyone at Shopify) is in a forest where the falling trees don't make a sound.

simonhaenisch
Shopify Partner
14 1 24

Afaik it's possible to work around this by not using the Clipboard API but the older way of interacting with the clipboard: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Interact_with_the_clipboard#u..., which is maybe why this isn't really a high priority even though it would be very nice to have this working.

Eric_SyntaxITS
Shopify Partner
1 0 3

As this is over a year old and I ran into the same problem I thought I'd share a working snippet I'm using to copy text from an input. If/when shopify make a change, this should gracefully switch to the clipboard api.

 

    function copyToClipboard(id){
        
        var copyText = document.getElementById(id);
        copyText.select();       
        copyText.setSelectionRange(0, 99999); /* For mobile devices */
        
        //iframe blocks clipboard api so fallback
        //onto deprecated method until Shopify update this

        navigator.permissions.query({name:'clipboard-write'}).then(function(result) {
         if (result.state == 'granted') {
            navigator.clipboard.writeText(copyText.value);
         } else  {
            document.execCommand("copy");
         }
        });
    }

 

joxxoxo
Shopify Partner
1 0 0

Another option could be to provide clipboard functionality through AppBridge, though allowing is a way better way to make everything work out of the box

DaviAreias
Shopify Partner
30 0 2

"clipboard-write" doesn't exist in safari and will throw an error :(, guess I'll stick to execCommand

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