Clipboard in UWP RichTextBox (SfRichTextBoxAdv)

10 May 20211 minute to read

The SfRichTextBoxAdv takes advantage of the clipboard support and allows you to copy or paste contents to and from the clipboard in the following formats.

  • Rich text format.

  • Text.

  • Image.

UI Command to access clipboard operations

The following code example demonstrates how to bind commands for accessing clipboard operations.

<!-- Binds button to the CutCommand -->
<Button Content="Cut" Command="{Binding ElementName=richTextBoxAdv, Path=CutCommand, Mode=TwoWay}" />
<!-- Binds button to the CopyCommand -->
<Button Content="Copy" Command="{Binding ElementName=richTextBoxAdv, Path=CopyCommand, Mode=TwoWay}" />
<!-- Binds button to the PasteCommand -->
<Button Content="Paste" Command="{Binding ElementName=richTextBoxAdv, Path=PasteCommand, Mode=TwoWay}" />
/// <summary>
/// Cut the selected contents of SfRichTextBoxAdv.
/// </summary>
public void Cut()
    // Executes cut command.
    if (richTextBoxAdv.CutCommand.CanExecute(null))
/// <summary>
/// Copy the selected contents of SfRichTextBoxAdv.
/// </summary>
public void Copy()
    // Executes copy command.
    if (richTextBoxAdv.CopyCommand.CanExecute(null))
/// <summary>
/// Paste the clipboard contents to SfRichTextBoxAdv in current selection.
/// </summary>
public void Paste()
    // Executes paste command.
    if (richTextBoxAdv.PasteCommand.CanExecute(null))


In order to cut, copy or paste, the standard keyboard shortcuts such as CTRL + X, CTRL + C, CTRL + V can also be used.