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Making a scrollable text box. So you wanna learn how to make text scroll. Well its actually quite simple. Follow these easy to follow steps:

1.Click on the text tool.
2.Drag out a text box.
3.In the properties are set the textbox to a dynamic text box then set the instance name to 'scrolltext'(without the "'"'s):p
4.Now make two buttons. Nobody cares what they look like(lol).
5.Now add this code to the button thats going to make it go up:

on (release) {
   scrolltext.scroll -= 1;

The "on (release) {" tells the computer that after this button has been clicked do the actions within the two "{""}". "scrolltext"(Is obviously our instance name)".scroll" is something new to flash MX. "-= 1" is obviously telling it how much to scroll in what direction "-" always goes down well "+" alway's goes up. And last but not least ";" is telling it that that lines done go to the next.

6.Now add this code to the arrow thats going to make the text go down:

on (release) {
   scrolltext.scroll += 1;

7. Now right-click on the "Dynamic text box" and selest scrollable. If its already selected unselect and then reselect it. Now double click you're dynamic text box type what you wan't (To tell if a text box is scrollable. When you type text in it the expand circle(thingy) should be black.) You're done!

» Level Basic

Added: 2003-07-21
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