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Chapter 7. Tools for Use with Text and T... > Working with Text Components

Working with Text Components

To aid designers and make the process of organizing and building Flash documents simpler, text components were introduced in Flash MX. With Flash MX 2004, you will find additional text field components. The Scrollbar component has been combined into a single TextArea component so that the scrollbar and text field are a single component. Two new text components, TextInput and TextLabel, have been added as well. Later chapters will show these two components used for navigation. In this chapter, they're introduced in their most fundamental formats and application.

The TextArea Component

By combining the Scrollbar component with a text field, the TextArea component makes the job of creating a scrollable text field considerably easier. The scrollbar can be set so that it's only visible when text scrolls beyond the bottom border (auto), or it can be hidden (off) altogether or always present (on).


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