I'm relatively new to coding and I have run up against a problem with a task and could really use some help.
My goal for the code is to perform the following:
1. Load a variable amount from an external text file.
2. Be able to switch between automatically scrolling vertically or crawl/marquee horizontally.
(Does not need to loop, but if its simple enough to include the option that would be useful for the future)
3. Control the speed of the scroll/crawl.
The limiting factor is it needs to be in ActionScript 2.0 and can't be higher than Flash 8. This is due to the program the .swf is being imported into.
I was able to get the external text in with this code:
myData = new LoadVars();
myData.onLoad = function()
textBox.text = this.typeNews;
I have not been able to auto scroll/crawl the text without putting the textBox on a motion path and controlling the speed by adding frames. This is not ideal as this limits the amount of text to the size of the text box I create.
I would really appreciate any help with this. Thanks!
use google for tutorials on 'continuous scrolling actionscript 2' and 'marquee scrolling actionscript 2'.
the forums are better used for specific questions, not general tutorials.