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Flash Dynamic text font change

Posted on 2009-04-10
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Upon clicking a button, i want to change the text size of a dynamic text field within a flash document.  Below shows the following code i already have but this does not work.

thanks if you can help!
var format:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
            format.font = "trebuchet";
            format.color = 0xFF0000;
            format.size = 15;
            format.underline = true;
 
            txt_desc.defaultTextFormat = format;

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Question by:Sky23
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Have you made sure to embed the trebuchet font in the library in the size and style you are wanting to use?

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/quickstart/embedding_fonts/
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by:wal_toor
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Hello Sky,

You were on the right track. But your assingment of the textformat to the textfield was wrong. Try this piece of script.

greetz,
walter
var format1:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
var format2:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
 
// function 1 to change font
 
function changeToFont1(){
	format1.font = "trebuchet";
	format1.color = 0x990000;
	format1.size = 15;
	format1.underline = true;
	txt_desc.setTextFormat(format1);
}
 
// function 2 to change font
 
function changeToFont2(){
	format2.font = "Arial";
	format2.color = 0xFF9900;
	format2.size = 25;
	format2.underline = false;
	txt_desc.setTextFormat(format2);
}
 
// call these functions on a button
 
changeToFont1();
//changeToFont2();

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