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Chapter 13. Validating and Formatting Da... > CREATING AND CONTROLLING TEXT FIELDS...

CREATING AND CONTROLLING TEXT FIELDS WITH ACTIONSCRIPT

Although you’re presented with a variety of options when creating and configuring text fields in the authoring environment, being able to create text fields on the fly— while your movie is running—gives you even greater control over the way your project handles text. Let’s take a look at the dynamic creation process.

To create a text field using ActionScript, you would use the createTextField() method, as follows:


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