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ActionScripting Basics: .textColor with Dynamic Text Fields

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onClipEvent (mouseDown) {
redwidth=getProperty ( _root.red, _width) ;
_root.displayvalue.text=redwidth;
_root.displayvalue.textColor=0x0000FF;
}

This tells Flash that the color should be equal to the value 0x0000FF--or, to put it simply, blue. The text color must be an RGB value written in Flash as 0xRRGGBB; the easiest way to determine your color is to use an HTML hexadecimal value for the RRGGBB. You can find a list of browser-safe HTML color codes here.

Now, when you click the mouse to display the width of the Movie Clip object, the text color will also change.

Demonstration here.

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