Basics of copy-and-paste
Flash Player 10 and later, Adobe AIR 1.0 and
The copy-and-paste API
contains the following classes.
represents the operating system clipboard. The Clipboard class provides
methods for reading and writing data to clipboard objects.
The HTMLLoader class (in AIR)
and the TextField class implement default behavior for the normal
copy and paste keyboard shortcuts. To implement copy and paste shortcut
behavior for custom components, you can listen for these keystrokes
directly. You can also use native menu commands along with key equivalents
to respond to the keystrokes indirectly.
Different representations of the same information can be made
available in a single Clipboard object to increase the ability of
other applications to understand and use the data. For example,
an image might be included as image data, a serialized Bitmap object,
and as a file. Rendering of the data in a format can be deferred
so that the format is not actually created until the data in that
format is read.