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Actionscript _Text Class

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Useful functions for adding dynamic text fields.  Don't forget, you have to add the font of choice into the main movie Library for this to work (Library Panel Menu > New Font).  The name you give the font is the string that you pass to the getTextFormat function for the "font" parameter.  Setup your font styles with getTextFormat, setup your dynamic text box with getTextField, and then add text to the text box with appendTextField.


dynamic class _Text {
	static function getTextFormat(font:String,size:Number,color:Number,leading:Number,url:String,target:String){
		var fmt:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
		fmt.font = font;
		fmt.kerning = true;
		fmt.leading = (leading != undefined && leading != null) ? leading : 0;
		fmt.bold = false;
		fmt.size = (size != undefined && size != null) ? size : 11;
		fmt.color = (color != undefined && color != null) ? color : 0x000000;

		if (url != undefined && url != null) {
			fmt.url = url;
			fmt.target = (target != undefined && target != null) ? target : "_self";
		}
		return (fmt);
	}
	
	static function getTextField(targetMC,targetDepth,txtFieldName,x,y,w,h,txtObj){
		var targetDepth = (targetDepth != undefined && targetDepth != null) ? targetDepth : targetMC.getNextHighestDepth();
		var txtfld = targetMC.createTextField(txtFieldName, targetDepth, x, y, w, h);
		txtfld.antiAliasType = (txtObj.antiAliasType) ? txtObj.antiAliasType : "advanced";
		txtfld.sharpness = (txtObj.sharpness) ? txtObj.sharpness : -60;
		txtfld.thickness = (txtObj.thickness) ? txtObj.thickness : -100;
		txtfld.embedFonts = (txtObj.embedFonts) ? txtObj.embedFonts : true;
		txtfld.selectable = (txtObj.selectable) ? txtObj.selectable : false;
		txtfld.html = (txtObj.html) ? txtObj.html : true;
		txtfld.multiline = (txtObj.multiline) ? txtObj.multiline : true;
		txtfld.autoSize = (txtObj.autoSize) ? txtObj.autoSize : "left";
		
		if (txtObj.htmlText) txtfld.htmlText = txtObj.htmlText;
		if (txtObj.txtFormat) txtfld.setTextFormat(txtObj.txtFormat);
		
		if (txtObj.wordWrap == undefined || txtObj.wordWrap == null) txtfld._width = txtfld.textWidth + 10;
		else txtfld.wordWrap = txtObj.wordWrap;
		return txtfld;
	}
	
	static function appendTextField(txtfld,txtfrmt,txt){
		var beginIndex:Number = txtfld.htmlText.length;
		txtfld.setNewTextFormat(txtfrmt);
		txtfld.replaceText(beginIndex,beginIndex,txt);
	}
}
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