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Thanks for your reply. I was looking at AS 3 classes and in particular the Spark class DropDownList. I am thinking of creating a class that extends from DropDownList. Then overriding some method that will allow me to implement exactly when something should be selected (not just a click of the mouse but when the mouse is held down for 2 seconds). I am just having trouble finding which method this would be, maybe a public or private method or an event. I'm such a noob at this I'm sure this is obvious and either someone already knows it or it will catch their eye very quickly. This is the link to the DropDownList in case someone wants to take a glance at it: class http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/spark/components/DropDo wnList.html I appreciate all your help.