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    Help with text input fields and 'Enter' key

    Hi guys,

    I'm pretty new to AS 3. I've been tasked with converting an online calculator from AS2 to AS3 and am having trouble figuring out how to get one of the functions to work.

    There are several input fields, restricted to numbers, which are ordered by tabIndex. When you enter a value and hit the 'Enter' key, it deletes the numbers the user just typed and focuses in on the now blank text field.

    What I need it to do is focus on the text field, and instead of deleting the text, select it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I've included part of my code so far, if it helps.

    Code:
    txt1.tabIndex = 1;
    txt2.tabIndex = 2;
    txt3.tabIndex = 3;
    txt4.tabIndex = 4;
    txt5.tabIndex = 5;
    txt6.tabIndex = 6;
    
    txt1.restrict = "0123456789";
    txt2.restrict = "0123456789.";
    txt3.restrict = "0123456789.";
    txt4.restrict = "0123456789.";
    txt5.restrict = "0123456789";
    txt6.restrict = "0123456789";

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    my first guess would be that you are not deleting the numbers, instead you are adding a new line to the text field.

    to find out if you are simply adding a new line (which would push the number up and you won't see them anymore), click and drag in the textfield like you are selecting text. make sure you move the mouse up and see if the textfield scrolls up to reveal the missing text.

    if that is the case, you are going to have to learn a bit about events and how they bubble and how you can prevent them/capture them in the way that you want.

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPla...nts/Event.html

    information about events. look at the 'Other sources of information include:' just before the first property
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    Wow...now I feel really dumb for not checking for the multi-line issue...Thanks so much, that was the biggest issue I was facing!

    It's always the little things....

    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Minion View Post
    my first guess would be that you are not deleting the numbers, instead you are adding a new line to the text field.

    to find out if you are simply adding a new line (which would push the number up and you won't see them anymore), click and drag in the textfield like you are selecting text. make sure you move the mouse up and see if the textfield scrolls up to reveal the missing text.

    if that is the case, you are going to have to learn a bit about events and how they bubble and how you can prevent them/capture them in the way that you want.

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPla...nts/Event.html

    information about events. look at the 'Other sources of information include:' just before the first property

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