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ActionScript 3.0: Visual QuickStart Guide by Derrick Ypenburg

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Chapter 10. Working with Text Fields

Any text that needs to be displayed in an application using ActionScript is done using TextField objects. This chapter shows you how to create dynamic and input text fields at authortime and at runtime.

Next, you’ll learn how to control those fields using properties and methods of the TextField class. You’ll also see how to use events of the TextField class to listen for and react to events dispatched from a TextField. And you’ll get the chance to practice formatting text field properties (using the TextFormat class) and embedding fonts (so that you can display them on computers that do not have the fonts installed).

By the end of this chapter, you should be comfortable working with text fields using ActionScript ...

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