Originally Posted by mainegate
pj-co ...wow that is great...I was trying that before but without the urlloader...thank you very much. Is the process similar for doing it for textboxes or textarea's or other components?
Sort of yes. components are nothing more than pre-packaged graphics and actionscript to perform common tasks (like a scrollable text area). They are all written and made in flash so that anything a component can do, ActionScript can also do.
Often with components though the suffer from "feature creep bloat." Basically sometimes they are designed to handle so many different situations and have so many features, they are often more robust than you would need. Hence a simple scripted solution, can often (though not always) be smaller, simpler and faster.