Full JavaScript Access From ActionScript (update)

Have you ever tought about accessing DOM from ActionScript? In fact, you can do it and even far more. You can create and call JavaScript methods and objects, access cookies, change styles… All you need is correct AllowScriptAccess parameter within your flash object. No framework needed here, no hacks, ExternalInterface takes care.

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TextInput wmode opaque/tranpsarent workaround

Many of you have come accross the horrendous bug that happens with text input in flash when the swf is embedded with wmode=transparent/opaque. It has been much discussed (Firefox Bugzilla entry for this bug, Adobe Forum discussion, etc.), but it seems that in all the years that this bug has existed nothing much has been done. A lot of workarounds have been published, many of them based on custom key mapping etc… My workaround uses html element <input type=”text”> that is placed right over flex <mx:TextInput>. Html element is styled transparent (no design) so user will not notice.

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