I would try to solve the original problem. When you click in the TextInput
field, does the blinking cursor show up? If you then right-click is there
an option for paste?
Yes, blinking cursor does come up, but there is no past option in the
right click context menu.
Flex 3 or 4?
Are you changing the text programmatically after it gets focus? Maybe try
adding a mouseDownHandler on focusIn and click on it again to see if there
is anything covering it or inspect properties on it and compare with when it
No I am not trying to change the text programmatically. I have added a click event handler and a paste event handler on the textinput. I checked the differences in the properties of event and did not see anything that is different.
I have a hunch that it has something to do with the fact that this form is sitting on a popup window.
Try to create a small test case and post it.
There are some "internal" properties like editingMode on RichEditableText
that might be different when it works or doesn't work.