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How do I vertically align center the text in this menu ?  http://dev.fusionapps.com/wboe/flash/right_nav/flashmenu.html

Here's the code so far:


data_var = new LoadVars();
data_var.path = this;
data_var.onLoad = function(ok)
{
     if(ok){
          this.path.menuGeneration(this);
     } else {
          trace("CFM PAGE MISSING");    
     }
};

function menuGeneration()
{
     var startY = 1, depth = 0;
     var temp = data_var.cats.split("|");
     var style1_fmt = new TextFormat("textFont", 13, 0x000000, false, false, false, "", "", "center");
     var style2_fmt = new TextFormat("textFont", 10, 0x000000, false, false, false, "", "", "left");
     for(var i = 0; i < temp.length; i++){
          var mc = this.createEmptyMovieClip("main" + depth, depth);
          depth++;
          mc.lineStyle(1, 0x912211, 100);
          mc.beginFill(0xFF0000, 20);
          mc.lineTo(198, 0);     mc.lineTo(198, 18);     mc.lineTo(0, 18);     mc.lineTo(0, 0);
          mc.endFill();
          mc.createTextField("text_txt", 1, 0, 0, 198, 18);
          mc.text_txt.selectable = false;
          mc.text_txt.embedFonts = true;
          mc.text_txt.text = temp[i];
          mc.text_txt.setTextFormat(style1_fmt);
          mc._x = 1;     mc._y = startY;
          startY += mc._height + 3;
          var subText = data_var["subcats" + i].split("|");
          var subLink = data_var["urls" + i].split("|");
          for(var j = 0; j < subText.length; j++){
               var sc = this.createEmptyMovieClip("sub" + depth, depth);
               depth++;
               sc.createTextField("text_txt", 3, 0, 0, 198, 18);
               sc.text_txt.multiline = true;
               sc.text_txt.wordWrap = true;
               sc.text_txt.autoSize = "left";
               sc.text_txt.selectable = false;
               sc.text_txt.embedFonts = true;
               sc.text_txt.text = subText[j];
               sc.text_txt.setTextFormat(style2_fmt);
               var hgt = sc.text_txt._height + 1 > 18 ? sc.text_txt._height + 1 : 18;
               sc.lineStyle(1, 0x912211, 100);
               sc.lineTo(198, 0);     sc.lineTo(198, hgt);     sc.lineTo(0, hgt);     sc.lineTo(0, 0);
               sc._x = 1;     sc._y = startY;
               startY += sc._height + 3;
               var lc = sc.createEmptyMovieClip("click_btn", 2);
               lc._x = lc._y = 1;
               lc.lineStyle(0, 0, 0);
               lc.beginFill(0xEDD593, 100);
               lc.lineTo(196, 0);     lc.lineTo(196, hgt - 2);     lc.lineTo(0, hgt - 2);     lc.lineTo(0, 0);
               lc.endFill();     lc._alpha = 0;
               lc.link = subLink[j];
               lc.onRollOut = lc.onDragOut = function()     {     this._alpha = 0;               };
               lc.onPress = lc.onDragOver = function()     {     this._alpha = 100;               };
               lc.onRelease = function()          {     this.getURL(this.link);          };
          }
     }
     delete data_var;
}
data_var.load("cats.cfm");
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by:zenlion420
ID: 9750870
>> sc.text_txt.autoSize = "left"

 sc.text_txt.autoSize = "center"  ?

I would just highlight the text and choose:

Text>Align>Center

or, select all text boxes and choose:

Modify>align>center vertically

Good luck,

j
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by:madasczik
ID: 9753375
that's not what I was looking for, sc.text_txt.autoSize = "center" is for horizontal alignment, and I can't select and center the text because the text boxes are created dynamically. I messed around with the positioning of the text fields in the code to get it the text exactly where I wanted.  It was a real pain to get it just right, I guess what I want to do is find an easier way to do it.  Ideally I would like to make the border and the text field the same size and position and have some code that determines the height of the text in pixels and adjusts the variables I changed automatically so I don't need to spend so much time when I change the font.


Here's the changes I made:
data_var = new LoadVars();
data_var.path = this;
data_var.onLoad = function(ok)
{
     if(ok){
          this.path.menuGeneration(this);
     } else {
          trace("CFM PAGE MISSING");    
     }
};

function menuGeneration()
{
     var startY = 1, depth = 0;
     var temp = data_var.cats.split("|");
      
                     //new TextFormat([font, [size, [color, [bold, [italic, [underline, [url, [target, [align, [leftMargin, [rightMargin, [indent, [leading]]]]]]]]]]]]])
     var style1_fmt = new TextFormat("textFont", 14, 0x000000, bold, false, false, "", "", "center");
     var style2_fmt = new TextFormat("Verdana", 12, 0x000000, true, false, false, "", "", "left", "3", "5", "");
     for(var i = 0; i < temp.length; i++){
          var mc = this.createEmptyMovieClip("main" + depth, depth);
          depth++;
          mc.lineStyle(1, 0x912211, 100);
          mc.beginFill(0xEDD593, 100);
          mc.lineTo(198, 0);     mc.lineTo(198, 20);     mc.lineTo(0, 20);     mc.lineTo(0, 0);
          mc.endFill();
          mc.createTextField("text_txt", 1, 0, 0, 198, 20); //name, depth, x, y, width, height
          mc.text_txt.selectable = false;
          mc.text_txt.embedFonts = true;
          mc.text_txt.text = temp[i];
          mc.text_txt.setTextFormat(style1_fmt);
          mc._x = 1;     mc._y = startY;
          startY += mc._height + 4;
          var subText = data_var["subcats" + i].split("|");
          var subLink = data_var["urls" + i].split("|");
          for(var j = 0; j < subText.length; j++){
               var sc = this.createEmptyMovieClip("sub" + depth, depth);
               depth++;
               sc.createTextField("text_txt", 3, 0, 1, 198, 20);  //name, depth, x, y, width, height
               sc.text_txt.multiline = true;
               sc.text_txt.wordWrap = true;
               sc.text_txt.autoSize = "left";
               sc.text_txt.selectable = false;
               sc.text_txt.embedFonts = false;
               sc.text_txt.text = subText[j];
               sc.text_txt.setTextFormat(style2_fmt);
               var hgt = sc.text_txt._height + 2 > 20 ? sc.text_txt._height + 2 : 20;
               sc.lineStyle(1, 0x912211, 100);
               sc.lineTo(198, 0);     sc.lineTo(198, hgt);     sc.lineTo(0, hgt);     sc.lineTo(0, 0);
               sc._x = 1;     sc._y = startY;
               startY += sc._height + 4;
               var lc = sc.createEmptyMovieClip("click_btn", 2);
               lc._x = lc._y = 1;
               lc.lineStyle(0, 0, 0);
               lc.beginFill(0xEDD593, 100);
               lc.lineTo(197, 0);     lc.lineTo(197, hgt - 1);     lc.lineTo(0, hgt - 1);     lc.lineTo(0, 0);
               lc.endFill();     lc._alpha = 0;
               lc.link = subLink[j];
                     lc.onRollOver = function()     {     this._alpha = 100;               };
               lc.onRollOut = lc.onDragOut = function()     {     this._alpha = 0;               };
               lc.onPress = lc.onDragOver = function()     {     this._alpha = 100;               };
               lc.onRelease = function()          {     this.getURL(this.link);          };
                    
          }
     }
     delete data_var;
}
data_var.load("cats.cfm");

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by:negatyve
ID: 9753387
I don't understand the question. Do you want to center the text, or the buttons to dinamically resize to fit the font size?
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negatyve earned 2000 total points
ID: 9757346
let's try it. this resize all buttons according to given text size (try as you like):

data_var = new LoadVars();
data_var.path = this;
data_var.onLoad = function(ok)
{
      if (ok) {
            this.path.menuGeneration(this);
      } else {
            trace("CFM PAGE MISSING");
      }
};
function menuGeneration()
{
      var startY = 1, depth = 0;
      var temp = data_var.cats.split("|");
      //new TextFormat([font, [size, [color, [bold, [italic, [underline, [url, [target, [align, [leftMargin, [rightMargin, [indent, [leading]]]]]]]]]]]]])
      var style1_fmt = new TextFormat("textFont", "30", "0x000000", "bold", "false", "false", "", "", "center");
      var style2_fmt = new TextFormat("Verdana", "15", "0x000000", "true", "false", "false", "", "", "left", "3", "5", "");
      for (var i = 0; i < temp.length; i++) {
            if (depth > 0)startY += 30; // spacer
            var mc = this.createEmptyMovieClip("main" + depth, depth);
            //name, depth, x, y, width, height
            mc.createTextField("text_txt", "1", "0", "0", "198", "20");
            mc.text_txt.autoSize = "center";
            mc.text_txt.selectable = false;
            mc.text_txt.embedFonts = true;
            mc.text_txt.text = temp[i];
            mc.text_txt.setTextFormat(style1_fmt);
            mc.text_txt._height
            var hgt = mc.text_txt._height + 2; // > 20 ? sc.text_txt._height + 2 : 20;
            depth++;
            mc.lineStyle(1, 0x912211, 100);
            mc.beginFill(0xEDD593, 100);
            mc.lineTo(198, 0);            mc.lineTo(198, hgt);            mc.lineTo(0, hgt);            mc.lineTo(0, 0);
            mc.endFill();
            mc._x = 1;      mc._y = startY;
            startY += mc._height + 4;
            var subText = data_var["subcats" + i].split("|");
            var subLink = data_var["urls" + i].split("|");
            for (var j = 0; j < subText.length; j++) {
                  var sc = this.createEmptyMovieClip("sub" + depth, depth);
                  depth++;
                  sc.createTextField("text_txt", "3", "0", "1", "198", "20");
                  //name, depth, x, y, width, height
                  sc.text_txt.multiline = true;
                  sc.text_txt.wordWrap = true;
                  sc.text_txt.autoSize = "left";
                  sc.text_txt.selectable = false;
                  sc.text_txt.embedFonts = false;
                  sc.text_txt.text = subText[j];
                  sc.text_txt.setTextFormat(style2_fmt);
                  var hgt = sc.text_txt._height + 2;// > 20 ? sc.text_txt._height + 2 : 20;
                  sc.lineStyle(1, 0x912211, 100);
                  sc.lineTo(198, 0);            sc.lineTo(198, hgt);            sc.lineTo(0, hgt);            sc.lineTo(0, 0);
                  sc._x = 1;            sc._y = startY;
                  startY += sc._height + 4;
                  var lc = sc.createEmptyMovieClip("click_btn", 2);
                  lc._x = lc._y = 1;
                  lc.lineStyle(0, 0, 0);
                  lc.beginFill(0xEDD593, 100);
                  lc.lineTo(197, 0);      lc.lineTo(197, hgt - 1);      lc.lineTo(0, hgt - 1);            lc.lineTo(0, 0);
                  lc.endFill();
                  lc._alpha = 0;
                  lc.link = subLink[j];
                  lc.onRollOver = function()                              {      this._alpha = 100;            };
                  lc.onRollOut = lc.onDragOut = function ()      {      this._alpha = 0;            };
                  lc.onPress = lc.onDragOver = function ()      {      this._alpha = 100;            };
                  lc.onRelease = function()                              {      this.getURL(this.link);      };
            }
      }
      delete data_var;
}
data_var.load("cats.cfm");
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