I have a few issues trying to implement the ability for a user to hit F1, and for me to dispatch the proper help page. This is with Flex running inside a web page.
1) If I don't add handling at the stage level, it's confusing, as they have to do something to cause the current view to be selected
2) If I do add handling to the stage, it seems to override any attempt of mine to add a key down handler to a deeper (in the tree) view
3) No matter what I do, F1 is still seen by the browser, and brings up a browser help page as well
It seems like a trivial desire to add a handler for F1 which can be either handled at a top level, or at any chosen level.
I should also note, that at most I need maybe 5 specific help pages dependent on context. So I don't need any complex solution to this problem.
I could use a different key than F1, but F1 is kind of a standard.
Please see if this blog post helps: