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    Regular Coder jfreak53's Avatar
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    Creating Text Field

    I have this movie that pulls data from an XML file and creates a small menu of pictures. It works just fine, it will create the pictures just perfectly and the consequent click function works fine too. My problem is I'm trying to create a text field underneath each picture to hold a little bit of text, I can get it to create, it even has a surrounding box. I can even select the text and copy and paste it into another program just fine. The problem is that the text is invisible. What am I doing wrong here? Here is my code:

    Code:
    var thumb_spacing = 154;
    var thumb2_spacing = 104;
    
    // load variables object to handle loading of text
    var description_lv = new LoadVars();
    description_lv.onData = function(raw_text){
    	s = "";
    	if ( raw_text.indexOf( "\r" ) ) s = raw_text.split("\r").join("");
    	_root.student_page.student_txt.text = s;
    }
    
    function GeneratePortfolio(portfolio_xml){
    	var portfolioPictures = portfolio_xml.firstChild.childNodes;
    	for (var i = 0; i < portfolioPictures.length; i++){
    		var currentPicture = portfolioPictures[i];
    		
    		var currentThumb_mc = student_menu.menu_items.menu_pics.createEmptyMovieClip("thumbnail_mc"+i,i);
    		currentThumb_mc._y = i * thumb_spacing;
    		
    		currentThumb_mc.createEmptyMovieClip("thumb_container",0);
    		currentThumb_mc.thumb_container.loadMovie(currentPicture.attributes.image);
    		
    		var currentThumb_txt = student_menu.menu_items.menu_text.createEmptyMovieClip("text_mc"+i,i);
    		currentThumb_txt._y = currentThumb_mc._y + 100;
    		currentThumb_txt.createTextField("text_container",0,0,0,80,40);
    		
    		currentThumb_txt.text_container.multiline = true;
    		currentThumb_txt.text_container.type = "dynamic";
    //		currentThumb_txt.text_container.selectable = false;
    		currentThumb_txt.text_container.embedFonts = true;
    		currentThumb_txt.text_container.wordWrap = true;
    		currentThumb_txt.text_container.border = true;
    
    		text_container_format = new TextFormat();
    		text_container_format.color = 0xff0000;
    		text_container_format.font = "Arial";
    		text_container_format.size = 12;
    		text_container_format.bold = true;
    
    		currentThumb_txt.text_container.text = currentPicture.attributes.firstname+"\r"+currentPicture.attributes.lastname;
    		currentThumb_txt.text_container.setTextFormat(text_container_format);
    		
    		currentThumb_mc.firstname = currentPicture.attributes.firstname;
    		currentThumb_mc.lastname = currentPicture.attributes.lastname;
    		currentThumb_mc.image = currentPicture.attributes.image;
    		currentThumb_mc.description = currentPicture.attributes.description;
    		
    		
    		//currentThumb_mc.onRollOver = currentThumb_mc.onDragOver = function(){
    		//	info_txt.text = this.title;
    		//}
    		//currentThumb_mc.onRollOut = currentThumb_mc.onDragOut = function(){
    		//	info_txt.text = "";
    		//}
    		currentThumb_mc.onRelease = function(){
    			_root.student_page.student_image.loadMovie(this.image);
    			_root.student_page.name_text.text = this.firstname+" "+this.lastname;
    			description_lv.load(this.description);
    		}
    	}
    }
    
    // xml object for xml content (defines sources for selections)
    var portfolio_xml = new XML();
    portfolio_xml.ignoreWhite = true;
    portfolio_xml.onLoad = function(success){
    	if (success) GeneratePortfolio(this);
    	else trace("Error loading XML file"); // no success?  trace error (wont be seen on web)
    }
    // load
    portfolio_xml.load("5to.xml");

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    Regular Coder jfreak53's Avatar
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    AHA!!! I searched and investigated some more! I didn't know that by just placing embedFonts = true there you weren't actually embedding fonts! So since I didn't already have a textfield for this I went into another text field that was using the same font, Arial, and selected the characters that I wanted embedded!


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