2 Replies Latest reply on May 11, 2006 8:30 AM by tonyhigham

    Text alpha inheritance

    tonyhigham Level 1
      This should be a pretty easy problem, but I can't seem to find the solution anywhere, probably because the search terms are too common. Anyway, why doesn't a dynamic text box inherit its transparency from its parent movie clip. For instance, if you put a dynamic text item on the stage, name it myText, then convert it to a movieclip called myClip, then set:
      myClip.myText.text = "hello world"
      myClip._alpha = 10
      nothing happens to the alpha of the text itself. Even the setting the alpha of the text directly won't change anything, although setting its visible property works fine. Isn't there an easier way to accomplish this then messing with text formats? Is it just me, or shouldn't a text field operate just like a nested movieclip in this regard?