I am building a product simulation. On a few dialog boxes there are fields that display one line of information where the user can click an up or down arrow to change the selection. I wasn't quite sure how to approach building this, and then I happened upon the list box component (phew!)- which fits my need exactly, except the fact that it won't let me display only one line. Which, what on earth is the point of that?! I mean, if Flash offers the option to let you determine the number of lines to display, why not include the option to display one line? Stupid software!!
(Note the convenience of blaming an inanimate object for my inability to solve my problem.)
Does anyone out there remember reading the children's book "Good News, Bad News"? It starts out with this guy jumping out of a plane - "Good news! I jumped out of a plane! Bad news, my parachute won't open. Good news! there's a haystack below! Bad news, there's a pitchfork in the haystack. Good news! I missed the pitchfork! Bad news, I also missed the haystack ..." Well, I'm sure you get the idea of how the rest of the story goes. Anyway, I'm christening this small tale as an allegorical representation of my life in Flash.