I am looking at taking some text (from a datasource) and
having it scroll along the bottom of the screen (like you would see
on CNN or TSN where the text moves and can be updated). I've looked
at using Move, but from what I can tell, you have to tell it where
to scroll to (an X coordinate), and then make it repeat ( which I
haven't been successful at doing).
Am I missing something? I would think with Flex's Flash
capabilities, making text move shouldn't be this tough. Does anyone
know how to do this, or has any ideas to point me in a different
Am I right in thinking that using the Move is working fine
but making it repeat is proving to be a problem? If so, you could
set an event listener for the end of the Move effect (eg.
and in your handler set the effect to play again.
One thing to keep in mind when using effects with text is
that unless you embed the font the effect won't perform on the
Thank you for all your responses. What I ended up doing is
finding a chunk of code (which was posted a few years ago) on how
to make a ticker tape - like animation, and after a bit of grief
(like finding that doLater is now callLater), I got my text to do a
continuous scroll across the screen.