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  1. #1
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    resolved [RESOLVED] How change color of only one word in text field

    Hi !

    Inside an animation _ CS4 - AS2 _ (a part of a self creative digital painting)
    with clip BUTTONS to CLIC for writing in a text field
    (and not by typing with the computer keyboard)
    I wish, after clic on a "color button", to put a new text color to ONLY ONE (or few) of the next words during the writting...
    The last others words having to be saved in their own first color, and idem when write after with the first back color.

    See the linked file (cs4) for what works and what I'd wish exactly.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/s10l1vvl23...Ftest.fla?dl=0

    _Notes_

    1) Change the color of the full text field (built with a script) and back is ok.

    2) I red a lot in the "flash reference guides", and many forums, but without real success.
    At least I think one of the ways to follow is, may be, to put something like a "listener" for getting and sending in the script change color the "begintIndex" and "endIndex" of the next word to give a new color inside the text field... May be other more simple way ?

    But, these "listener" and get "beginIndex..." I'm quite unable to work with !
    (I'm just a painter very interested with encoding...) !

    Thanks for your reading

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    Hi,

    You might find it easier to use a string for the text filed,
    I have out all the code on one fcrame for ease for me.
    PHP Code:
    var font1:String "0000FF";
    var 
    font2:String "00FF00";
    var 
    textString:String "<font color='#" font1 "'>";

    var 
    my_fmt:TextFormat = new TextFormat();

    my_fmt.bold false;
    my_fmt.font "Palatino Linotype";
    my_fmt.size 22;

    // Create frame text field to display player's stat's comment. 
    this.createTextField("enter_Field",5000,20,10,150,200);// (20x 10y, L, h)
    enter_Field.setNewTextFormat(my_fmt);
    enter_Field.selectable true;
    enter_Field.type "dynamic";
    enter_Field.html true;
    enter_Field.multiline true;
    enter_Field.htmlText textString;

    var 
    keyboard:Array = new Array("a""e""i""o""u""b""c");
    for (
    08v++)
    {
        
    this[keyboard[v]].keyLabel keyboard[v];
        
    this[keyboard[v]].onPress = function()
        {
            
    this.gotoAndPlay("down");
            
    doColour(this.keyLabel);
        };
    }

    doEnter.onPress = function()
    {
        
    textString += "<br />";
        
    enter_Field.htmlText textString;
        
    this.gotoAndPlay(2);
    };

    doClear.onPress = function()
    {
        
    this.gotoAndPlay(2);
        
    colorTF._visible true;
        
    colorBack._visible false;
        
    textString "<font color='#" font1 "'>";
        
    enter_Field.htmlText textString;
    };

    colorTF.onPress = function()
    {
        
    this.gotoAndPlay(2);
        
    coul();
        
    colorBack._visible true;
    };

    colorBack.onPress = function()
    {
        
    this.gotoAndPlay(2);
        
    coulBack();
        
    colorTF._visible true;
    };

    colorBack._visible false;

    function 
    coul():Void
    {
        
    colorTF._visible false;
        
    textString += "</font><font color='#" font2 "'>";
    }

    function 
    doColour(input:String):Void
    {
        
    textString += input;
        
    trace(textString);
        
    enter_Field.htmlText textString;
    }

    function 
    coulBack():Void
    {
        
    colorBack._visible false;
        
    textString += "</font><font color='#" font1 "'>";

    I have renamed the enter button and the clear button to doEnter and doClear as you might end up clashing with bult in functions using those names
    Last edited by fruitbeard; 05-09-2016 at 11:40 AM.

  3. #3
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    your change color is OK

    Weeuouhhh !
    you really are a magician, Fruitbeard !

    Thanks'a lot for your string's script that works very well.
    Exactly what I looked for...

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