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How to implement copy-to-clipboard functionality that works with Flash 10

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Use mojombo's Clippy which can be downloaded from GitHub.

How to create a custom button

  • First create your button and save it as a PNG file.
  • Change library.xml to use your button.
  • Customize the code behind the button by modifying clippy.hx. You can, for example, remove the "Copy to clipboard" label.
  • Set the width and height of the button. You have to set it in almost all files (compile.hxml, library.xml, etc).
  • Compile the SWF file:
swfmill simple library.xml library.swf && haxe compile.hxml


There are no good alternatives that I know of. I tried ZeroClipboard and other solutions, but they were full of bugs and not customizable.