About context menus in HTML (AIR)

Adobe AIR 1.0 and later

In HTML content displayed using the HTMLLoader object, the contextmenu event can be used to display a context menu. By default, a context menu is displayed automatically when the user invokes the context menu event on selected text (by right-clicking or command-clicking the text). To prevent the default menu from opening, listen for the contextmenu event and call the event object’s preventDefault() method:

function showContextMenu(event){ 

You can then display a custom context menu using DHTML techniques or by displaying an AIR native context menu. The following example displays a native context menu by calling the menu display() method in response to the HTML contextmenu event:

<script src="AIRAliases.js" language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"></script> 
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript"> 
function showContextMenu(event){ 
    contextMenu.display(window.nativeWindow.stage, event.clientX, event.clientY); 
function createContextMenu(){ 
    var menu = new air.NativeMenu(); 
    var command = menu.addItem(new air.NativeMenuItem("Custom command")); 
    command.addEventListener(air.Event.SELECT, onCommand); 
    return menu; 
function onCommand(){ 
    air.trace("Context command invoked."); 
var contextMenu = createContextMenu(); 
<p oncontextmenu="showContextMenu(event)" style="-khtml-user-select:auto;">Custom context menu.</p> 

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