Load the text and text colour from a text file

Hi,

You have solved a problem we were having earlier on ID: 22470495 (Control Flash stage background colour using External Text File) and we now have another one.

How to load the text and text colour from a text file, different line of text with different colour control in one text file.

Many thanks
t_riceAsked:
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CyanBlueCommented:
Create a new FLA file... and save it as htmlTextTest.fla...
Create a textField on the stage and make it multiline, html enabled and give it an instance name of content_txt...
Create a new layer and select the frame 1 of it and add this script...

var txt_lv:LoadVars = new LoadVars();
txt_lv.onLoad = function (ok)
{
      if (ok)
      {
            content_txt.htmlText = this.textContent;
      }
      else
      {
            trace("Error loading text file...");
      }
}
txt_lv.load("content.txt");

Save the file...
Open up the notepad and paste this and save it as content.txt file in the same directory...

textContent=<font size='24' color='#0000FF'>This is blue, 24 point text.</font> <font size='36' color='#FF0000'>This is red, 36 point text.</font> <font size='16' color='#00FF00'>This is green, 16 point text.</font>

Go back to Flash and test the FLA file to see if it is working...  :)

CyanBlue
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t_riceAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Thanks for getting back.  Below is what we've tried and it's not working completely.  Its only text apple <font that appears, no colour.  We also, need need control of the alpha of the text.

/ ******* Background ******** //

// Background01
&BGcolor1=0xFF6600&

// Background02
&BGcolor2=0x000000&



// ******* Title Color ******** //

&Tcolor1=0xFFFFFF&



// ******* Title ******** //

// Tittle 1-1
&tittle11=MINALE&
&tittle11a=TATTERFIELD&










// ******* Settings ******** //

&textlabels=yes&

// ******* Background ******** //

// Background01
&BGcolor1=0xFF6600&

// Background02
&BGcolor2=0x000000&



// ******* Title Color ******** //

&Tcolor1=0xFFFFFF&



// ******* Title ******** //

// Tittle 1-1
&tittle11=name&
&tittle11a=name&










// ******* Settings ******** //

&textlabels=yes&


Thanks
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CyanBlueCommented:
Well...  I don't really understand what you said...  Did you try what I have provide and see if it worked for you or not???

FYI, you cannot set the text alpha value unless you embed the font for it...

CyanBlue
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t_riceAuthor Commented:
Hi, sorry for not being clear.

Yes, we tried to use what you gave us but it only appears <font. also can we set the text as a moive clip and make it alpha 40 %?

Thanks again :)
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CyanBlueCommented:
I don't think youv'e done all I have asked in the first post...
Do me a favor and do what I exactly said and post it up somewhere so that I can fetch it to see what you are doing wrong...

Yes, you sure can put the textField into a movieClip and set the _alpha value of it, but you still need to embed the font...

CyanBlue
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t_riceAuthor Commented:
Thanks, we tried it again and it worked, sorry about that. :)
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CyanBlueCommented:
Not a problem...  Glad to hear that you've got it working...  :)

CyanBlue
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