Copy Button Component

by on October 27, 2022

Copy Button UI Component

Many apps include functionality allowing users to copy an element on the page to their device’s clipboard so the user can easily paste the element into another app or input area.

The Copy Button component, available free in Backendless Marketplace, allows you to add a copy button to your UI Builder application to instantly copy content to the user’s device clipboard.

You can manually write in the content to be copied, or allow it to be set dynamically using Codeless logic.

Copy Button UI component example

Read the full documentation here.

How to Install the Copy Button Component

Installing custom components from Backendless Marketplace is super easy. First, in UI Builder, select the Components tab.

Go to Components in UI Builder

There, you will see a button labeled Install Component. This will take you to the library of components available in the Marketplace.

Install UI Component in UI Builder

When you click Install Component, you will open a list of available UI Components to install.

Install UI Component in UI Builder

Select the component you want and click Install.

When you return to the User Interface tab, you will see a new section added to your toolkit on the right-hand side called Custom Components.

Copy Button Component added to UI Builder Canvas

You can then simply drag the component onto your canvas just like any other UI Component.

How the Copy Button Component Works

When added to your app, the Copy Button component offers several basic functions out of the box.

Among the basic controls, you can choose whether to enable the copy icon both before and after copying. You can also determine how long the Copied message appears before reverting back to the Copy option.

You can manually enter the content to be copied to the user’s clipboard, or you can use Codeless logic to determine what’s copied.

Copy Button UI component example

For example, in the example above, we set the content in Page Data using the On Page Enter logic on the Page element.

Set content with Codeless logic on page enter

After giving our Copy Button component an ID (“Copy Button”), we will be able to see special Copy Button functionality in our Codeless logic builder (below).

Copy Button On Copy Event Codeless logic

We can then use Content data binding to bind the copy button to the content data in the Page Data Model. Finally, we initiate the copy logic using the component’s On Copy Event.

Available Options and What They Mean

Once you have placed your component, when you select it, you will see all of the available options (properties) for the component in the toolkit area. These are the default settings for the component that you can easily adjust.

Each of the available properties are described in the table below. For more information, such as Theme styles and event handlers, visit the Copy Button GitHub repo.

Property Type Default value Logic Data Binding UI Setting Description
disabled Boolean false Disabled Logic NO YES Allows disabled or not disabled copy button.
content String Content Logic YES YES Allows write content that be copied.
copyLabel String ‘Copy’ Copy Label Logic YES YES Allows writing label for the copy button.
copiedLabel String ‘Copied’ Copied Label Logic YES YES Allows writing label for the copied button.
isCopyIconVisible Boolean true Is Copy Icon Logic NO YES Allows display or not display copy icon.
isCopiedIconVisible Boolean true Is Copied Icon Logic NO YES Allows display or not display copied icon.
copiedDuration Number 1000 NO YES Allows to specify duration(ms) copied button.


When you click on the Logic icon or tab for the component, you will see the modifiable event handlers, just as you would with a standard component. However, the main logic for the component – the logic that makes it work – is hidden to protect it from accidentally being broken.

Additionally, in the Logic area, you will also find all available data binding properties.

That’s it! Ready to try it for yourself?

The Copy Button component is one of many custom components available now in Backendless Marketplace, completely free!

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