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Adobe AIR Programming Unleashed by Michael Givens, Stacy Tyler Young, Dimitrios Gianninas

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Chapter 9. Working with Copy and Paste

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The copy and paste capabilities of an Adobe® AIR™ application are due to the Clipboard application programming interface (API) in the runtime. This small but powerful API is another convenient feature that allows the Adobe AIR developer to build powerful and full-featured desktop applications. It can be said that if you build for the desktop, you should provide copy and paste, as users have come to expect these capabilities in all desktop applications. The copy and paste features within an Adobe AIR application can handle the major data types and include the following: bitmaps, files, text, URL strings, serialized objects, and ...

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