Are you using variables associated with your textfields? I
If you are then you could start maintaining your variables
separately and use the textfields' text property to obtain and set
the display values. The textfields all start out with an empty
string value. It may seem like extra work, but it will make sense
in the long run. And if you plan on using as3 in the future you
won't have the option of the older way of doing it, so it's a good
way to prepare now.