Adobe Flash

Copy a text field

One way to quickly duplicate an object on the Stage is to press Alt while dragging the object. The original object remains in place, allowing you to drag the duplicate. You'll press Alt to create two copies of the input text field that you created.

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On the Stage, with the Selection tool selected, click the input text field that you created and press Alt. Drag a copy of the text field to the right of Last Name.

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Alt-click the input text field that you just dragged, and then drag the new copy of the field to eMail Address.

Assign instance names to text fields

An input text field on the Stage is an instance of the ActionScript TextField object, to which you can apply properties and methods. As a best practice, you should name text field instances so that you or others working on the project can refer to the instance in ActionScript.

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Select the input text field that you placed next to First Name. In the Property inspector, enter firstName_txt in the Instance Name text box.

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Select the input text field that you placed next to Last Name. In the Property inspector, enter lastName_txt in the Instance Name text box.

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Select the input text field that you placed next to eMail Address. In the Property inspector, enter eMail_txt in the Instance Name text box.

To learn more about the TextField object, see "Working with Text" in Flash Help.

by BrainBellupdated
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