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    Flash MX - Dynamic Text Field Positioning...


    I have 2 dynamic text fields, drawing their content from a text file containing 2 variables (text). Both text fields are set to autosize, so they change in width according to the amount of characters in the variable.

    I also have the following code to position text field 2 to the right of text field 1:

    textField2._x = textField1._x + textField1._width + 5;
    textField2._y = textField1._y;

    When the textfield is static, it works fine. However, using dynamic text seems to be a problem and the right field just displays 5 pixels from the left x position of text field 1.... I think the problem is the way i've set up the script - it doesn't appear to recognise the width of textfield 1 as set by the autosize command.

    If anyone can help I'd be very much obliged.
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    You'll probably want to look into the 'onChanged' event handler for the Text Field Object in Flash MX.

    I'd set it to handle the repositioning of the second text field.

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