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Posted on 2008-06-24
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hi, experts

I am trying to place text inside another movie clip. The instance name is test. However, it's not working. How do I change the code ? Also, how do I change to the font and font size i want ?

thanks
sendText.onRelease = function() {
	trace(" Send out text ");
	// text
	test.createTextField("test_txt",5,0,0,300,200);
	test_txt.multiline = true;
	test_txt.wordWrap = true;
	test_txt.autoSize = "left";
	test_txt.type = "input";
	test_txt.maxChars = 16;
	test_txt.text = _root.message101;
	// bubbles
};

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Question by:mingchih
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Dreammonkey earned 500 total points
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You're not targetting the test mc right,
this should work :
sendText.onRelease = function() {
	trace(" Send out text ");
	// text
	test.createTextField("test_txt",5,0,0,300,200);
	test.test_txt.multiline = true;
	test.test_txt.wordWrap = true;
	test.test_txt.autoSize = "left";
	test.test_txt.type = "input";
	test.test_txt.maxChars = 16;
	test.test_txt.text = _root.message101;
	// bubbles
};

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by:mingchih
ID: 21856279
cool.... so, how do i write code to control font and size ?
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by:Dreammonkey
ID: 21856351
In the exact same way as you already did for the other presets :
test.test_txt.font = "Times New Roman" // "Times" on Max OS
test.test_txt.size ="555"// a little less will do the trick as welll...

Personnaly I find it much easier to already have a textfield on stage,
instead of creating one at runtime,
this way you have much more control over its appearance, (and you have to deal with a lot less code !!!)

but maybe that 's a different question?
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