You want to size a text field’s viewable area to fit the text it contains.
autoSize property, or create and use a
createAutoTextField( ) method.
Alternatively, you can also set the
_height properties based on the values of the
You can set the
autoSize property of a text field
so that it automatically resizes itself in order to fit its contents.
autoSize is set to
“none”, meaning that the text field
does not automatically resize. There are six possible values for the
autoSize property, but two possible values are
redundant, leaving four effective settings:
Set the property to “left” or
true if you want the text field to resize while
fixing the upper-left corner’s position. In other
words, the text field’s lower-right corner will be
the point that moves when it expands and contracts.
// These two lines do the same thing. myTextField.autoSize = "left"; myTextField.autoSize = true;
Set the property to “center” if you want the text field to be anchored at its center point. While the top of the object remains fixed, it will expand and contract downward and equally to the right and left.
myTextField.autoSize = "center";
Set the property to “right” if you want the upper-right corner of the text field to remain steady while the object expands and contracts in the direction of the lower-left corner:
myTextField.autoSize = "right"; ...