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Master Visually®: Dreamweaver® CS4 and Flash® CS4 Professional by Rob Huddleston

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Chapter 35. Work with Text in ActionScript

Create Input Text Boxes

Flash supports three types of text boxes. Static text boxes have their text entered when you initially create them on the Stage, and that text cannot be changed when the movie runs. Input text boxes serve as form fields, allowing the user to enter information into Flash Player. Dynamic text fields cannot be modified by the user, but you can use ActionScript to add or change their text as the movie plays.

You can use the Text tool to create any type of text box. Then, you can use the Properties panel to set the behavior of the box. If you want an input text box, you select that option in the panel. You would most likely want to add a static text field next to the input field to provide ...

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