Masking dynamic text


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Masking dynamic text

In this chapter we're going to take a look at adding interactivity to our text field. Specifically we'll create a scroll bar and scroll buttons to control the scrolling in our text field. We'll start out by talking about how to mask dynamic text. If you're following along, I'm working in 01_Masking.fla in the Chapter 04 folder in the Exercise Files folder. Let's take a look at how this file is set up. There are four layers - actions, buttons, mask, and text field. Let's select the first keyframe of the actions layer and open up the Actions panel. Remember the keyboard shortcut is Option+F9 on the Mac, F9 on the PC.

So there's already a lot of ActionScript here. First off there's ActionScript to load an external text file. That goes at the top and the bottom of the code. There are event listeners added to all the buttons on the stage. And skeletons of event handler functions for all of those objects on the stage. If you don't have access to the exercise files,...

Masking dynamic text
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Masking dynamic text provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics

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