I have this code that counts down the character use in a
input text field . . however when I click out of the input text box
on a button and than return and continue typing the character count
does not continue to update it stays at the number when I orginally
clicked out of the input field.
Can someone help me alter the code so it will continue to
update no matter what else is going on in my movie clip?
that's not good coding but there's nothing (in the code) that
would cause the count to fail to update. i assume the trace
statements are continuing to flood your output panel so the problem
is you've changed frames and your textfield no longer exists.
i'm sure you see (what you think is) the same textfield, but
it's likely that flash sees a different textfield instance.
to remedy, put your textfield on a layer with nothing else on
that layer. remove your code and use the below code: