there's never a reason to assign a variable to a textfield and it should be avoided.
that said, cs4 has a variable field in the properties panel just like previous versions of flash (when using as2).
Thanks for the response!
I'm following this one frame Preloader tutorial http://www.flzone.com/go?7935
Its asks me to name the variable.
I think it may be my copy of Flash, I have no option in the properties inspector to label a 'Var'.
Is there a way to label it in the AS?
Or do you know another full proof simple preloader tutorial? I want the whole swf. to load before launching the content for the viewer you see. I've tried a load of tutorials and none are working withought using 10-15 frames at the beginning of the timeline. I only have 1 frame to put it in
you can use anybody's tutorial but i'd be suspicious of any that used a textfield variable. that person is very flash-savvy.
instead of using a textfield variable, assign your textfield an instance name use use its text property instead of the associated variable. ie, everyplace you see:
tfVar // where tfVar is the textfield's variable
tf.text // where tf is the textfield's instance name.