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Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR by Nathan Weber, Tom Kaczanko, Peter Dilillo, Mike Nimer, Michael Labriola, Steve Zimmers, Andriy Kupriyenko, Jeff Tapper, Louie Penaflor

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Chapter 3. Interacting with the Clipboard

AIR is a very compelling technology, as it allows you to leverage the web application development skills you already possess to build desktop applications. One of the major benefits of desktop applications over a browser-based application is the ability to interact with the local operating system (OS). The ability to leverage the ease of development and compelling capabilities of a Rich Internet Application, combined with the power of desktop integration, allows tremendous opportunities for creating next-generation applications. In this chapter, you will learn how to reap the benefits of AIR and use the clipboard to interact with the OS.

Integrating with the Operating System

There are many integration points ...

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