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    counting words in text field

    is it possible to count the amount of words in a dynamic text field in flash 8?

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    This works, although I'm not sure it would in every instance.
    Actionscript Code:
    dt.text = "this is just a test to see if counting the words in a dynamic text can be done.";

    b.onRelease = function() {
        for(var i = 0; i < dt.text.length; i++) {
            String.prototype.countChars = function(arg) {
                return this.split(arg).length - 1;
            };
            str = dt.text;
            num = str.countChars(" ");
            words = num + 1;
        }
        trace("There are " + words + " words.");
    }
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    another way is:

    Code:
    myText = "this is just a test to see if counting the words in a dynamic text can be done."
    
    trace("the number of words: "+ myText.split(" ").length);
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