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Old 03-29-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
corroded
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Default xml and actionscript help!

i really cant understand it but every line break i make in the xml converts to two in flash!

example:

(xml)
hi
im the second line

(flash dynamic textfield)
hi

im the second line

please! i really can't figure it out. i tried enabling html and then putting <br> but it reads br as another node! i tried changing < to &gt; but it also doesnt work as it just shows <br>
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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Default look at the intermediate tutorial...

man it's good. you have to do the includewhitespace thing to it... let me find it again...

WHATEVERYOURFILE.ignoreWhite = true

also try this...
Now is a good time to talk about ignoreWhite and also the condenseWhite property which I alluded to earlier.

ignoreWhite excludes all white-space (linebreaks, carriage-returns, non-breaking spaces) from our XML when it is brought in to Flash (ie parsed). However, it is only the white-space inbetween the nodes, and nodes that contain nothing but white-space that are ignored. Any white-space within a text node, including leading or trailing whitespace, is preserved. You can see this for yourself by opening up the kungfu.xml file, and inserting a carriage-return (ie press the enter/return key) directly after an opening tag such as <snake>. Now save your ammended XML file and test the fla. When you test it you can see that the whitespace is included.

There is however a solution to this potential formatting problem. You can use condenseWhite to get rid of that unwanted whitespace within the node. For a TextField use: TextField_Instance.condenseWhite=true; and for a TextArea use: TextArea_Instance.label.condenseWhite=true;.
Many thanks to Christopher Watts and Rob Verhoef for the info and solution here =)

this is taken from here
http://www.actionscript.org/tutorial...nt/index.shtml

enjoy. but try the condenseWhite=true first.
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:17 AM   #3
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another thing, don´t all line breaks in html format go two wide by default... i.e this is your problem isn´t it? i´d see if your text box is set to html also in your main stage.
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