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The OnClientItemClicked client-side event occurs when the user clicks on a menu item, after the menu responds to the mouse click.

The event handler receives two parameters:

  1. The instance of the menu firing the event.

  2. An eventArgs parameter containing the following methods:

  • get_item returns a reference to the RadMenuItem that was clicked.

  • get_targetElement (RadContextMenu only) returns a reference to the target element attached to the context menu that is responsible for the context menu showing.

  • get_domEvent returns a reference to the DOM event that caused the clicking.

You can use this event to respond when the user clicks on a menu item:

<script type="text/javascript">
    var clipboardEmpty = true;
    function copyPasterItemClicked(sender, args) {
        var clipboardElement = $get("hdClipboard");
        var itemValue = args.get_item().get_value();
        if (itemValue == "Cut") {
            clipboardElement.value = args.get_targetElement().value;
            args.get_targetElement().value = "";
            clipboardEmpty = false;
        if (itemValue == "Copy") {
            clipboardElement.value = args.get_targetElement().value;
            clipboardEmpty = false;
        else if (itemValue == "Paste") {
            args.get_targetElement().value = clipboardElement.value;

<telerik:RadContextMenu ID="CopyPaster" runat="server" OnClientItemClicked="copyPasterItemClicked">
        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="Cut" Value="Cut" ExpandMode="ClientSide" />
        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="Copy" Value="Copy" ExpandMode="ClientSide" />
        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="Paste" Value="Paste" ExpandMode="ClientSide" />
        <telerik:ContextMenuElementTarget ElementID="simpleTextArea" />
        <telerik:ContextMenuControlTarget ControlID="serverTextBox" />
<input type="hidden" id="hdClipboard" />
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<asp:TextBox ID="serverTextBox" runat="server" TextMode="MultiLine" Rows="5" Columns="40"></asp:TextBox>

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