vertical scrollbar for dynamic text field without Flash Components

I have a dynamic text field, which has data being added to the bottom all the time.

I want to have a scrollbar on the right side, with a draggable scroll button.

I can't figure out how to have live scrolling text, updated as you drag the button.

I don't want to use the scrollPane Component  (44 Kbytes, fat pig) ...

Help please...

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Aneesh ChopraCommented:

here is a Lightweight Scrollbar Component (only 4 kb)
here is details:

Direct download link:

DonelsonAuthor Commented:
Aneesh, thanks.


Sorry, I don't want a component because I want to change things around and add functions, etc.

Is there source code for that?

MontoyaProcess Improvement MgrCommented:
You can change things around, skin and add functions to any component.

If you still want to do it from the ground up...

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DonelsonAuthor Commented:
That one appears to cover the entire window so you cannot click-select the text portion.

DonelsonAuthor Commented:
I have found that while


is running, you CAN see the locations of the dragged object (a thumbwheel in this case)

  amountScroll = (this._y - scrollRect._y) / (scrollRect._y + scrollRect._height);

which I can use to animate the text field.
Aneesh ChopraCommented:

here is the source code of Lightweight TextScroller AS2 component,
modify it as you want.


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DonelsonAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Aneesh.

Hope you are well and enjoying Flash !

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