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    unloading dynamic text?

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    is caption the name of your text field?

    then you can do caption.text = "";

    meaning you make the text to none.. no text.. the field is still there however..but no text in it.

    this is AS2..right?

    or you can remove the textField all together.

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    yup AS2

    how do i remove the field all together?

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    if you open Flash and hit [F1].. you can search for almost any term..

    here is an example:

    removeTextField (TextField.removeTextField method)
    public removeTextField() : Void

    Removes the text field. This operation can only be performed on a text field that was created with MovieClip.createTextField(). When you call this method, the text field is removed. This method is similar to MovieClip.removeMovieClip().

    Availability: ActionScript 1.0; Flash Player 6

    Example
    The following example creates a text field that you can remove from the Stage when you click the remove_btn instance. Create a button and call it remove_btn, and then add the following ActionScript to your FLA or AS file.

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    this.createTextField("my_txt"this.getNextHighestDepth(), 101030022);
    my_txt.text = new Date().toString();
    my_txt.border true;

    remove_btn.onRelease = function() {
        
    my_txt.removeTextField();
    }; 
    take note..this only works if you placed the textField on the stage dynamically using createTextField();

    if not..you might have to wrap it in a movieClip..and then remove the _parent clip.

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    you may even change the selectable propert to false and that will stop that text editing symbol to appear!
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    Thanks for the responses,

    The last suggestion sounds perfect aswell how would I make the text property false so it isn't selectable sorry for the n00b questions!

    "caption" is the instance name of the dymanic text field I am trying to make false by the way.

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    PHP Code:
    caption.selectable false
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    huh? what didnt work?

    if you are trying to remove a textField that was put on the stage during authoring time..you will have to next that textField inside of a movieClip..and then remove the whole movieClip.



    alternately..you can also just put your textField on the stage dynamically..

    and then using the code above will work for removing it.

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    ok..so you 'dont' want to remove it? or you do?

    also this simpel test seems to work for the suggestion of turning selectable = false;


    Actionscript Code:
    field1.text = "Some text... HAHA.. this is Selectable!";
    button1.onPress = function(){
        field1.selectable= false;
    }



    maybe try setting the textField to autoSize = true? if there no text..the text field should be small perhaps?

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    Well in this case I wud request you to attach ur FLA here so that we can have a look and check whats wrong and correct it immidiately!
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