July 12th, 2002, 05:28 AM
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.
January 27th, 2003, 08:01 PM
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.