I've got scrollable text in my movie, and at one point i need
to have a white filled rectange cover it up so that it is not
visible. Unfortunatly the actual scrollbar always shows through
even though the text itelf is covered.
Yes, the default scroll control for a text sprite is always
Stage, and so it shines through. You can create your own
or, you could change the text member's frame property from
to "fixed" when you want to hide the scroll bar and then back
"scrolling" when you want to show it again.