MovieClip.createTextField


MovieClip.createTextField

Availability
Flash Player 6.

Usage
myMovieClip .createTextField ( instanceName , depth , x , y , width , height )

Parameters
instanceName A string that identifies the instance name of the new text field.

depth A positive integer that specifies the depth of the new text field.

x An integer that specifies the x coordinate of the new text field.

y An integer that specifies the y coordinate of the new text field.

width A positive integer that specifies the width of the new text field.

height A positive integer that specifies the height of the new text field.

Returns
Nothing.

Description
Method; creates a new, empty text field as a child of the movie clip specified by the MovieClip parameter. You can use the createTextField method to create text fields while a movie plays. The text field is positioned at ( x , y ) with dimensions width by height . The x and y parameters are relative to the container movie clip; these parameters correspond to the _x and _y properties of the text field. The width and height parameters correspond to the _width and _height properties of the text field.

The default properties of a text field are as follows:

type = "dynamic"
border = false
background = false
password = false
multiline = false
html = false
embedFonts = false
variable = null
maxChars = null

A text field created with createTextField receives the following default TextFormat object:

font = "Times New Roman"
size = 12
textColor = 0x000000
bold = false
italic = false
underline = false
url = ""
target = ""
align = "left"
leftMargin = 0
rightMargin = 0
indent = 0
leading = 0
bullet = false
tabStops = [] (empty array)

Example
The following example creates a text field with a width of 300, a height of 100, an x coordinate of 100, a y coordinate of 100, no border, red, and underlined text.

_root.createTextField("mytext",1,100,100,300,100);
mytext.multiline = true;
mytext.wordWrap = true;
mytext.border = false;

myformat = new TextFormat();
myformat.color = 0xff0000;
myformat.bullet = false;
myformat.underline = true;

mytext.text = "this is my first test field object text";
mytext.setTextFormat(myformat);

See also
TextFormat (object)

Source:

http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/action_scripts/actionscript_dictionary/actionscript_dictionary513.html

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