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Old 03-14-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default dynamic text, html, css and embeded fonts


This is what I'd like to do:
Use an embedded font in my dynamic text box.
Load the content for this text box from an html file.
Use a stylesheet to control the styling of that text box -- for underlines and bolds.. ect.

Now that I've said -- it doesn't sound like it's possible. Or is there another approach for styling content that uses an embedded font?

Thanks very much.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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Smile this might help

I've leaned to do this with xml data but not with html. I figure this should work for what you are trying to accomplish

in youf flash file
1) take a textArea component and drop it on the stage and then convert it to a mc.

2) go into that movie add a layer label it actions. and give the textArea an instance like mytext_mc or something like that.

3) on your action layer paste this code.

//int Textarea commponent
mytext_mc.html= true;
mytext_mc.wordWrap = true;
mytext_mc.multiline = true;
mytext_mc.label.condenseWhite = true;
//load css
inspire = new TextField.StyleSheet();
mytext_mc.styleSheet = inspire;

//load in XML
inspireContent = new XML();
inspireContent.ignoreWhite = true;
inspireContent.onLoad = function(success)
		mytext_mc.text = inspireContent;
in your xml file

put all of your HTML data here, however there are some html tags that dont function in flash.

hopefully this helps
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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Default cheers!

Thanks kyuukisan! A combo of me, you and the Flash 8 Bible has delivered.
I've got a dynamic text box on the stage with multiline wrap and html set in the properties panel. The font is embeded in the library so I just need to set embedFonts for the content_txt.

// preload for the css file
var tStyle:TextField.StyleSheet = new TextField.StyleSheet();
tStyle.onLoad = function(aSuccess:Boolean):Void  {
	if (aSuccess) {
		trace("loaded external CSS file");
		content_txt.styleSheet = tStyle;
		with (content_txt) {
			content_txt.embedFonts = true;
	} else {
		trace("CSS file did not load.");


// preload html text file and set properties
var tStory:XML = new XML();
tStory.ignoreWhite = true;
tStory.onLoad = function(bSuccess:Boolean):Void  {
	if (bSuccess) {
		trace("loaded external HTML file");
		content_txt.htmlText = tStory;
	} else {
		trace("HTML file did not load.");

I'm pretty excited about this one. I've got a nice ui scroller with mac scrollwheel awareness too.

Last edited by davekaplan; 03-17-2007 at 09:51 PM. Reason: changed story to tStory
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:27 PM   #4
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Default dynamic text with embedded font, css and html

I've put a bunch of stuff together. This example uses a font embedded in the dynamic text box with that same 'font name' spec'd in the css file. You could embed in the font in the library too.
See the working example.

act now for a special bonus!! macwheel scrolling included with no additional agony!

zeh, pixelbreaker and chakra media rule!

ps.. apologies if this example is a little wonky on the whitespace - ignore whitespace stuff. i'm still wrestling with using <p> tags and <br/>. Flash has a very limited CSS1 set of properties it can handle... no margin or line-spacing... so it's hard to control space before and after a paragraph... whoo party like it's 1999!

UPDATE: Go here for a more recent AS2 version of the scrolling.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
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does the example work for anybody ?
changing the missing 'R Frutiger' font to an existing one, but except the image,
theres no text showing up.. ?!

html and css files were loaded correctly..

any ideas ?
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:21 AM   #6
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Did you figure it out? I've been away from the Flash and as.org.
Check the font on that text box and make sure you click the "embed" button.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:38 AM   #7
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Default XML+css

Hi everyone,

I will need your help.
Im trying to load XML+css in flash - but I cant get it to work.

Here is my AS :
var my_xml = new XML();
my_xml.onLoad = function(success){
if (success){


and here is my XML :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
adf asdf dasf as
f<img height="150" src="assets/images/news_8155.jpg" width="200" />

thanks in advance !
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:16 PM   #8
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Default Dynamic Text, Masking, Scrollbar, CSS, - OH MY!!!

Okay ... so I spent quite a bit of time trying to get this all to work.


Dynamic Text box - externally load
Dynamic Text box - masked
Dynamic Text box - with CSS applied
Custom Scroll bar - for masked Dynamic Text box

Once i get it all to work (after numerous fails) I publish and try to load into another flash file.

Now the scrollbar is wonky and doesn't work ... any ideas?

I'm attaching all the project files to see if anyone else can figure out where I went wrong.

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Old 06-18-2008, 11:41 AM   #9
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It doesn't work until you change this line:
content_txt.embedFonts = true; to false.
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