Am I missing something? I can't seem to dispatch my own TextEvent. I have a mx TextAreat that we need to capture HTML text on...only problem is that anytime a user enters a < character, its being assumed as an opening HTML tag. I'm currently listenting to the Text Input events and preventingDefault if the < or > characters are being typed but I'm not able to dispatch a new TextInput event with the text property set to ">" anyone else ever have a similar issue or have an idea as to why the dispatchEvent isn't working with the TextEvent?
That event is a notification event. You can't fake events to MX Text
Controls. They don't process them themselves.
You can for Spark Text Controls.
dang, that's a bummer. I tried even dispatching it from the TextArea contol and that didn't work either. So I assume this is probably pretty much a dead-end then huh?
If you are using Flex 4, use Spark controls. Otherwise, just modify the