Responding again to my own posting... :-) I tried what I was thinking of below, and it works perfectly! Pixel-accurate width is correctly returned every time. The same method can be used for multiple entry fields, even with different typefaces or type styles as long as those style parameters are passed to the auto-sized, off-stage "measurement" field.
Ville -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ville Walveranta Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 13:23 To: 'Flashcoders mailing list' Subject: RE: [Flashcoders] getTextExtent weirdness I was recently working on a project where .getTextExtent() would have come handy, but like for others, it did not work for me. I dropped the issue at that time, but have been thinking of trying to create an auto-size field off the stage with the same text style parameters as the textInput component, then copy characters (from the input component as they're typed) to the auto-sized field, then measure the width of the auto-sized field. If the width exceeds the maximum allowed pixel-width, then disallow further typing into the component. I think it should work... has anyone tried this? Ville _______________________________________________ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you by Fig Leaf Software Premier Authorized Adobe Consulting and Training http://www.figleaf.com http://training.figleaf.com