I'm not sure if this is even possible, so please bare with me.
Firstly, I have no code to really display here, since I have not been able to really make a start until I've found out my answer. I've been checking all over Stack, and all over the internet, and found numerous references that seem to hint towards Adobe AIR being able to write directly to the clipboard in some fashions, but no concrete examples on how this is accomplished.
So my question is I hope a simple one: Is there ANY way to use an HTML FORM input button, or maybe a simple URL link to Copy directly to the Windows Clipboard in Adobe AIR without the use of invisible flash files overlayed over buttons (such as zClip or zeroClipboard)?
For those wondering, the reason I don't like zClip is because it doesn't work with tab orders, I like to use just my keyboard when entering in information and tab to my submit and copy buttons, but since the zClip overlays an invisible flash file over the actual button, when you tab over to the button, it does nothing, rendering tab functionality useless.
Sorry if this was long winded, I hope it's fully understood, and if the answer is simply "No" then I'd appreciate just telling it to me straight, and hey maybe you could point me in the direction of a better method for this application.
Not sure if I fully understand the question.
You can route JS click event into AS3 handler with ExternalInterface.addCallback(), see example. Use arguments to transfer data to be pasted. Then Clipboard.generalClipboard.setData() can paste data in text format. See example on Adobe docs.