Using native iOS text controls

AIR 3.0 introduced the StageText class, which provides access to iOS's native text-input controls and the ability to customize the virtual keyboard.

Let us see how to create a native text input field and specify the type of virtual keyboard that is launched when performing text entry.

The steps covered here are applicable only to those using AIR 3.0 and above. If you are using Flash Professional CS5, then you will be unable to attempt this recipe as it only supports AIR 2.0.

Getting ready

An FLA has been provided as a starting point. From the book's accompanying code bundle, open chapter7\recipe7\recipe.fla into Flash Professional CS5.5.

Sitting on the stage is a background bitmap image. We will write some ActionScript ...

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