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Components never work well when child elements.
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"onesandzeros.biz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have a complex application I'm working on. There are child MCs that have
> ComboBox and TextField components. TextFields will inexplicably stop
> keyboard or mouse input (like they can't be have their enabled properties
> to true, but they look as though they are enabled). ComboBoxes stop
> their selected item's label, but still function otherwise (allow
> drop-down, etc.).
> I can't reproduce the problem consistently. The ComboBox, for instance,
> still function when it's broken. That is, I can select items (even though
> label shows as blank once the drop-down is closed) and I can read items
> properties. The TextField gets loaded with text in ActionScript but is
> completely blank and does not respond to the mouse and doesn't give me a
> cursor. It's driving me bonkers.
> The worst thing about this is that the components will work sometimes and
> other times they just stop. It's different combinations of ComboBox and
> TextField wackiness at different times.
> The application is fairly large. I've got a good portion of the common
> components in the library and there are plenty of icons for use on the
> and about 20 MovieClips that are dynamically attached and removed as
> needed. I
> am using remoting which talks to an Apache server and PHP on the back-end.
> everything is working as I would expect, being an "alpha" quality app.
> those stupid components will just stop acting normal. The only way to fix
> it is
> to restart the SWF.
> Has anyone see this in their own applications?
Oh, man, that wasn't the answer I wanted to hear. ( :