6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2009 1:59 PM by kglad

    htmlText not working

    senortim Level 1

      My general problem is that I'm trying to change dynamic text (using button rollovers), but the buttons wipe out formatting that I apply in Flash properties, so I'm trying to use HTML styles instead. I'm using an AS2 file.


      The strings I want to change are super short, so rather than create HTML files for each one, I'm wanting to change the strings in AS.


      Bizarrely, however, I don't seem able to change the string in AS unless everything is loaded from an external file. Here is example code from the AS2 manual. And when I use the final line, it doesn't work.


      this.createTextField("news_txt", 99, 50, 50, 450, 300);
      news_txt.border = true;
      news_txt.html = true;
      news_txt.multiline = true;
      news_txt.wordWrap = true;


      var myVars_lv:LoadVars = new LoadVars();
      var styles:TextField.StyleSheet = new TextField.StyleSheet();
      var txt_url:String = "myText.htm";
      var css_url:String = "html_styles.css";
      styles.onLoad = function(success:Boolean):Void {
          if (success) {
              news_txt.styleSheet = styles;
           } else {
              trace("Unable to load CSS file.");


      myVars_lv.onData = function(src:String):Void {
         if (src != undefined) {
              news_txt.htmlText = src;
          } else {
              trace("Unable to load HTML file");
      //myVars_lv.load(txt_url);           // with just this line, it works fine
      news_txt.htmlText = '<p class="headline">hello world</p>';          // adding this just results in unstyled text


      What am I doing wrong? It seems like it must be something simple. A config problem? I'm using CS4.