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How to make dynamic text expand to fit text Flash CS4?

Posted on 2011-02-27
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I have dynamic text converted to an so I can expand the dynamic text by 500% through a tween. The text ( a single word) in the box will change periodically so I can't say exactly how large of a box I'll need.

As the word in the box changes sometimes it fits, sometime it is just truncated at the right end. Sure wish the dynamic text box would expand itself to fit the text.

Anyway to do this without making the dynamic text box as big as my stage to start with?
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Question by:chevronrod
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deepanjandas earned 500 total points
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Yes, using autosize property:

Try this sequence:
var titleFormat:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
titleFormat.bold = true;
titleFormat.color = 0xFFFFFF;
titleFormat.size = 14;

var titleLabel:TextField = new TextField();
titleLabel.defaultTextFormat = titleFormat;
titleLabel.autosize = "left";
titleLabel.label = data;
addChild( titleLabel );

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Warm Regards
Deepanjan Das
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by:chevronrod
ID: 34994021
Too bad they don't put autosize (and maybe some others) in the Properties panel of text boxes....
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