It is security. People can get fooled into typing their passwords if you overlay a TextField in the right place on the screen.
Had a feeling it was that. Its a real shame in my opinion that instead of trying to overcome the issue in some way, the functioanlity is instead removed.
I had a bit of a look around and Silverlight for example has a "trusted" sites option. Surely something like that would be better than just an alomost blanket disabling of keyboard functionality. Like I said flex was built with user interaction in mind. Granted it runs on the flash player which also serves other purposes but...
A fullscreen Air app will accept keyboard input.
If I remember correctly, the "trusted sites" thing is an: Internet explorer / Windows thing, so I guess it won't be very helpfull out of that enviroment.
Thanks but an AIR app isn't really an option in this case.
Its just a shame really. Would have been very handy.
Like I said, I can understand the issues involved but disabling the functionality is (in my opinion) not really a solution...
Thanks all anyway