Java Swing Tutorial - Java ClipboardOwner .lostOwnership (Clipboard clipboard, Transferable contents)


ClipboardOwner.lostOwnership(Clipboard clipboard, Transferable contents) has the following syntax.

void lostOwnership(Clipboard clipboard,   Transferable contents)


In the following code shows how to use ClipboardOwner.lostOwnership(Clipboard clipboard, Transferable contents) method.

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import java.awt.Toolkit;
import java.awt.datatransfer.Clipboard;
import java.awt.datatransfer.ClipboardOwner;
import java.awt.datatransfer.DataFlavor;
import java.awt.datatransfer.StringSelection;
import java.awt.datatransfer.Transferable;

public class Main implements ClipboardOwner {
  Clipboard clipboard = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getSystemClipboard();

  public Main() {
    // Implement Copy operation
    StringSelection contents = new StringSelection("data");
    clipboard.setContents(contents, this);
    // Implement Paste operation
    Transferable content = clipboard.getContents(this);
    String dstData;
    try {
      dstData = (String) content.getTransferData(DataFlavor.stringFlavor);
    } catch (Exception e) {

  public void lostOwnership(Clipboard clipboard, Transferable contents) {
    System.out.println("Clipboard contents replaced");

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Main test = new Main();

The code above generates the following result.