Right now I just have a single color as its background via textarea.setStyle("backgroundColor", "0xe3ecca")
However, is it possible to say, create a gradient (the only way I know how to do so is with the beginGradientFill that you use while using the drawing API) as a variable and then apply that as the background to the TextArea component somehow?
you can make the background transparent and position your gradient behind the textarea. otherwise, i think it will take some effort to do directly. but i'm pretty sure it can be done.
That's a good idea. I'm so caught up in scripting most of it that I sometimes forget the simplest solutions.