TextField is smaller and faster. It should dispatch a CHANGE event when the user types, but no event if you programmatically set the text.
It also depends on whether you need scrollbars or not. You can certainly create a TextArea in AS3.
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Adobe Systems Inc.
I need the event that is triggered programatically, so I assume that means I must use TextArea. When I use TextArea I have a problem with scrolling, even when I set verticalScrollPolicy="off" and horizontalScrollPolicy="off". Is there something else I need to do to make the scroll bars disappear?
Please ignore the comment about scrolling. I had set the height and width and that apparently threw off verticalScrollPolicy="off" and horizontalScrollPolicy="off".