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ScrollPane displays dynamic content outside borders and does not scroll

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Im dynamically creating textfields into a blank MC, linked from my library, into a ScrollPane. This works, but when there are enough textfields to warrant a vertical scrollbar, they ignore the ScrollPane boundries and continue to display down the page. The scrollbar does not appear.

Im using Flash MX Professional 2004 on Flash Player 7.

My code is:

on(release){
      spContentHolder = _root.scrollPane.createChild("mc_uk", ["spContentHolder"+_global.instance_counter]);
      _root.scrollPane["spContentHolder"+_global.instance_counter].createTextField("foo", this.getNextHighestDepth(), 0, y_counter, 50, 20);
      _root.scrollPane["spContentHolder"+_global.instance_counter].foo.text = "TEST "+_global.instance_counter;
      foo.embedFonts = true;
      _global.instance_counter++;
      _global.y_counter = _global.y_counter + 30;
      _root.scrollPane.setScrollContent("mc_uk");
      _root.scrollPane.invalidate();
}

some old forums have discussed an old bug prior to Flash Player 6, but this is different. I've also tried duplicating MC's but find the same problem.

any ideas??
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Question by:jbclelland
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 17042474
Hi,

You are doing it wrong way.

you can only attach a movieClip with scrollPane using its linkageID

let's assume you have a movieClip in library with linkageID "myMc"

and scrollPane instance on Stage with instanceName "mySp"

then here is the code to attach "myMc" with "mySp"
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mySp.contentPath="myMc"
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now you can access attached "myMc" instance and its contents using following code:
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mySp.content.foo.text = "TEST "+_global.instance_counter;
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I hope all would be clear

Rgds
Aneesh
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by:jbclelland
ID: 17042682
Hi Aneesh.

yes, im already linking to a MC in my library using some code outside my button:

_root.scrollPane.contentPath="mc_uk";

what you've put is ok for changing properties of 1 instance, but my problem with the ScrollPane's boundary when loading multiple instances in.
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1.
following code has problem
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_root.scrollPane.createChild("mc_uk", ["spContentHolder"+_global.instance_counter]);

_root.scrollPane.setScrollContent("mc_uk");
     _root.scrollPane.invalidate();
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AS2 scrollPane component doesnot support following methods:
  createChild
  setScrollContent()
  invalidate()

3.
if you have to add the content in scrollPane attached movieClip then use folloiwng:
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_root.scrollPane.mySp.content.createTextField("foo", this.getNextHighestDepth(), 0, y_counter, 50, 20);
_root.scrollPane.mySp.content.foo.text = "TEST "+_global.instance_counter;
     foo.embedFonts = true;
     _global.instance_counter++;
     _global.y_counter = _global.y_counter + 30;

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