Access stage instance in Flex/AIR/Flash

In Adobe AIR:

If you want to access stage instance from the start-up of your application (usually to do some set-up stuff), you could access it with the “windowComplete” event for the WindowApplication tag (equivalent of “applicationComplete” for Application tag for Flash Player application), like so:

<mx:WindowedApplication xmlns:mx=”;



private function initApp():void
this.stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, onMouseDown);
this.stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, onMouseUp);

In Flex (targetting Flash Player):

I believe you could do so within a “applicationComplete” handler.

In Flash:

Stage Access/Outside In


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