This is my first post to the forums, so please forgive and
feel free to send contructive criticisms regarding any protocals I
may have accidently missed.
I have a rather complex (at least for me) issue that I am
running into with the combo box component. I dynamically create
several movieclips via a template system (which are draggable),
each of which is made up of multiple form elements including the
combo box. I put the entire template on a layer called "assets"
(for illustation purposes, think of these as dynamically added rows
in a table).
The first issue I noticed was that the FONTS in the combo box
and linked dropdown were inconsistent. Secondly, the asset layer(s)
were resized to accomodate the length of the dropdowns when the
button (the "v" next to the combo box) was clicked but not resized
when the combo box was closed. Initially I thought this was simply
a style setting (to address the fonts) and swapDepths setting (to
bring the currently selected combo to the top of the layer stacking
order), but neither seemd to work. It was at this point that I read
about the "_lockroot = true;" fix . . . which did seem to fix both
the above issues, but ONLY when added to the Asset layer and now I
am seeing the dropdowns displaying behind the text area of the
combo box directly below it. I have tried everything from changing
the swapDepths on the dropdown to cycling through all of the other
combo boxes / asset layer rows and toggling their lockroot status
(swapping true for currently selected and false for everything
else). Nothing has worked and I am absolutely out of ideas. Any
help would be GREATLY appreciated.