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Flash 8 - Customized Scrollbar

I am unsatisfied with the appearance of the built in Flash UIScrollBar. I would like to create a customized scrollbar for a dynamic text box. I have found several tutorials, some old, some too complex for what I need (ie one that drags on a curve), some too simple with just up and down arrows. I would like the up arrow, slide bar, and down arrow and the ability to control their look.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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i use the ultimate scroller from flash loaded (http://flashloaded.com/flashcomponents/ultimatescroller/)

this component allows a great deal of freedom. you can also customize the entire look of the scroller with your own skins (change the arrows, scroll track, drag bar, etc...)

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not free

buying a product may not be what you have in mind, but i think it was well worth the price. you might think i sell for them, but i don't. i have about five of their components and have been very happy with each of them. this one is probably my favorite of the all i own.

good luck
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This page describes how to build your own scrollbar component.

You can just do the step-by-step tutorial on the bottom, and that way create your own scrollbar - which you can create whatever graphics you wish :) If you do it this way, you don't need to remember all the code, just copy paste what already is there.

Good luck
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I appreciate the responses. Sibgig, you're right I'm not really interested in spending the $ for it although it does look like a good product.

Samuel this does look like a good option although I am working with F8 and the instructions indicate FMX. Do you know if this method would still work? I am asking for future reference because time is an issue here.

Any other suggestions?
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Thanks, it definitely looks like it will come in handy.
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Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a cross-platform multimedia and software platform used to embed animations, video, and interactive applications into web pages and desktop and mobile applications and games. Flash displays text, vector and raster graphics to provide animations, video games and applications. It allows streaming of audio and video, and can capture mouse, keyboard, microphone and camera input. The ActionScript programming language allows creation of interactive animations, video games, web applications, desktop applications and mobile applications.

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