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Text in Textareas

hi guys
I have lot of textarea boxes in my project where users would enter lot of text data.
The data can go up to 50 to 75 lines. I want the users to be able to format the data so i want to provide them with options like
Bold, Bullet points and Italics. Is there any open source code i can reuse to impliment this feature. The goal is to make the user
experience entering text in textareas easy and fun.

Any helpw will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
What about using the RichTextEditor control?
Cf. http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/html/help.html?content=textcontrols_10.html
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royjaydAuthor Commented:
cool that was easy :) wonder why i dint find this before.
apart from this have you worked with or seen fancy textareas, by fancy i mean anything the user is attaracted to or likes to see.  the reason i ask this is because i have like 20 text areas and if i put them
all one below the other the screen kinda looks boring. I want to make it more intresting.
thanks.
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
If you talk about fancy looks than you're talking about skinning/styling components.
Like in: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/skins_styles.html and http://devgirl.org/2009/11/09/guide-to-skinning-your-flex-4-application-or-air-application/
You can of course use third party components too. Like eg. http://www.scalenine.com/gallery/
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royjaydAuthor Commented:
Just a question, if i use the  RichTextEditor, will the formatting of the text remain when i retrieve the data?
I am using java in the backend to save the data and retrieve the data.

thanks
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
I'm not sure if I get your question right:
The RichTextEditor has a property 'htmlText'
The documentation says:
The htmlText property always returns a String containing HTML markup that represents the current text formatting.

So if you get that property, store it and afterwards set it again, you' ll have the same formatting.
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royjaydAuthor Commented:
Can you please help me out with my next question. It looks simple but i am kinda stuck...thanks

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/Flex/Q_26903600.html
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
Thanx 4 axxepting
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