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Question 1:
I would like to call data from a mysql database using php to the variable "var cookbookText:String".
Below I manually entered the text from the database. How is this done?

Question 2:
I would also like to dynamically bold and underline specific text after called from the database.
For example, I would like to bold/underline the word "Doritos". How is this done?

var cookbookText:String = "3 chicken breasts, boiled, cubed, reserve broth" + "<br>" +
"1 med. onion, chopped" + "<br>" +
"1/2 stick butter" + "<br>" +
"1 can cream of mushroom soup" + "<br>" +
"1 can cram of chicken soup" + "<br>" +
"1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder" + "<br>" +
"1 (16 oz.) bag Nacho cheese Doritos, crushed" + "<br>" +
"8 oz. Cheddar cheese, grated" + "<br>" +

Output to textfield is as follows:
                     LabelRecipetxt.border = true
      LabelRecipetxt.multiline = true
      LabelRecipetxt.wordWrap = true
      LabelRecipetxt.htmlText ='<font size = "12">' + cookbookText +'</font>';

Thanks in advance
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Use a dynamic textbox and set it to "Render as HTML" and you should be good to go to use the html codes "<b>" and "<i>"
http://www.smartwebby.com/Flash/html_textbox.asp
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Here comes some info on the underlining (It's done differently):
http://www.permadi.com/tutorial/flashTextUnderline/index.html
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To your first question: What type of sever are you using? Java, PHP, ASP? Depending on the server-side technology the answer will be different.
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The server side technology is PHP.
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ChristoferDutz: Thanks for the quick response

The articles are helpful with understanding the behaviors of html in a dynamic textbox. But my start point is a little hazy...

How would I bold a specific word from a database to a textfield without having to manually input <b> or <i>?
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Ok ... well in this case, I'd use a regualr expression to replace the string "word" with "<b>word</b>"
http://www.actionscript.org/forums/showthread.php3?t=160065
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