The Clipboard class provides a container for transferring data and objects through the clipboard. The operating system clipboard can be accessed through the static generalClipboard property. A Clipboard object can contain the same information in more than one format. By supplying information in multiple formats, you increase the chances that another application will be able to use that information. Add data to a Clipboard object with the setData() or setDataHandler() method.


The ClipboardFormats class defines constants for the names of the standard data formats used with the Clipboard class. Flash Player 10 only supports TEXT_FORMAT, RICH_TEXT_FORMAT, and HTML_FORMAT.


The ClipboardTransferMode class defines constants for the modes used as values of the transferMode parameter of the Clipboard.getData() method. The transfer mode provides a hint about whether to return a reference or a copy when accessing an object contained on a clipboard.