First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: Sas Jacobs | Website:

Creating the dynamic text fields

Next we're going to create text fields so we can enter data for the chart. The user will select the number of text fields to enter, fill them in and then click the Update chart button. The data labels and values will be transferred to the chart.

I added the change handler function drawFields to the combo box in the property inspector. After the user has selected the number of fields to add, the function will generate the input boxes to the right of the chart to allow the data to be entered. The function is shown below and is broken down on the following pages.

function drawFields(component) {
//remove fields

//get number of fields
var NumFieldsDraw = component.getSelectedItem().data;

//text format
Tformat = new TextFormat();
Tformat.font = "Verdana";
Tformat.size = 10;

//label format
Lformat = new TextFormat();
Lformat.bold = true;
Lformat.font = "Verdana";
Lformat.size = 10;

//dynamically create text fields
for (var i=0; i < NumFieldsDraw; i++) {
this["ChartLabel"+i].text = "Enter Chart Label";
this["ChartLabel"+i].type = "input";

this["ChartValue"+i].text = "Enter Chart Value";
this["ChartValue"+i].type = "input";
this["ChartValue"+i].border = true;

The variable NumFieldsDraw is the value of the Data Rows combo box and determines how many text fields will be created. Creating the text fields is explained in more detail on the next page.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-08-05
Rating: 8 Votes: 41
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Applications Developer Marconi Australia
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.