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Adding a TABSTOP character into a RichEditableText component

Feb 23, 2011 9:29 AM

I am placing html text, loaded from a database, into a RichEditableText component.


instance.textFlow = TextConverter.importToFlow(txtString, TextConverter.TEXT_FIELD_HTML_FORMAT);


The loaded text contains tab characters but they are not displaying.


I have tried to find a solution by saving my text to database with the tab characters replaced with a custom string like ~tab~


I then am using a search-and-replace function to replace all of the instances of ~tab~ with a tabstop character.


But I still can't get the character to display.  "\t" doesn't workand nor does anything else I have tried.


Any ideas what I can do to get the tabstops to display?  *confused*

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    Feb 23, 2011 6:47 PM   in reply to smon_ed

    well you can use something


    in this part of the code im looking for "$" and "," within my string.

    public var myPattern:RegExp = /[$,]/gi;



    then on you string you need to do something like this.



    i'm replacing every occurrence with a blank. but you can replace your occurrences with "~tab~ " if thats what you wish to do.

    Hope this helps.


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    Nov 19, 2012 7:40 AM   in reply to smon_ed

    hello I have the same problem !

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