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Web and WebWorks Development

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-04-2011
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: Fido

Bug w/Flash causing Keyboard display.

When my Flash application is accessed through the Playbook's browser, the native keyboard begins to display and then dissappears when a text link is triggered by the Flash Player even if I prevent the default behaviour for the TextEvent, and stop its propagation. For example:


var t:TextField = new TextField();

t.htmlText = '<a href="http://google.com/">Google</a>';



function eTextEvent(e:TextEvent):void






From a usability perspective this is incredibly irritating, as the keyboard should only display when the user clicks within a field that allows for text input. Does anyone know how to prevent the Playbook's keyboard from displaying in this case?