ah not at the pc with it on atm, i already tried the .text thing and that didnt work but im pretty sure the instance name doesnt store the value, its the variable which does this . . running trace like i said has my variable with data in it, just not the entered data, it seems to be storing the box's formatting properties :S
thanks for reply, will get back to pc in next hr and give it another go with the instance name to be sure ,thanks!
edit: putting the .text doesnt display all of the formatting code but running atrace now says that its undefined. using instance names give me the _level0.input
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Erm . . thanks for the replys guys but i dont want to initialise the string manually or hard code it. the user will enter their text string into an input box, i want this string to be stored as a variable to be saved in the program for later. when i do this and assign the string to a variable this is actually stored in the tempvariable i create
So its actually storing the "3" i typed into the box BUT storing all this formatting junk as well. this is actually working but of couse when i say if(text = "3") for example its always going to be false as text is actually equal to <TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="LEFT"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="29" COLOR="#000000" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0">3</FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT>
Now there is a cheap work around and i say if(text ="<TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="LEFT"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="29" COLOR="#000000" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0">3</FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT>") it works . . but that is crazy!
EDIT: NM the above actually works but i didnt think id have to initialise the code elese where.
thank you once again flash kit! I can carry on my development of a good idea i think i have for work. I will be posting more as its been a while since i programmed properly! .