Flex - Text Control


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Introduction

Text is a UIComponent The Text control displays multiline, noneditable text.

Class Declaration

Following is the declaration for mx.controls.Text class −

public class Text 
   extends Label

Public Methods

S.No Method & Description
1

Text()

Constructor.

Methods Inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes −

  • mx.core.Label
  • mx.core.UIComponent
  • mx.core.FlexSprite
  • flash.display.Sprite
  • flash.display.DisplayObjectContainer
  • flash.display.InteractiveObject
  • flash.display.DisplayObject
  • flash.events.EventDispatcher
  • Object

Flex Text Control Example

Let us follow the following steps to check usage of Text control in a Flex application by creating a test application −

Step Description
1 Create a project with a name HelloWorld under a packagecom.tutorialspoint.client as explained in the Flex - Create Application chapter.
2 Modify HelloWorld.mxml as explained below. Keep rest of the files unchanged.
3 Compile and run the application to make sure business logic is working as per the requirements.

Following is the content of the modified mxml filesrc/com.tutorialspoint/HelloWorld.mxml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<s:Application xmlns:fx = "http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
   xmlns:s = "library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark"
   xmlns:mx = "library://ns.adobe.com/flex/mx"
   width = "100%" height = "100%" minWidth = "500" minHeight = "500" >	
   
   <fx:Style source = "/com/tutorialspoint/client/Style.css" />
   <s:BorderContainer width = "550" height = "500" id = "mainContainer" 
      styleName = "container">
      <s:VGroup width = "100%" height = "100%" gap = "50" horizontalAlign = "center"
         verticalAlign = "middle">
         <s:Label id = "lblHeader" text = "Basic Controls Demonstration" 
            fontSize = "40" color = "0x777777" styleName = "heading" />
         
         <s:Panel title = "Using Text" width = "420" height = "100" >
            <s:layout>
               <s:VerticalLayout paddingTop = "10" paddingLeft = "10" />
            </s:layout>					
            <mx:Text htmlText = "<i>We are using 
               &lt;b&gt;HTML&lt;/b&gt; tags here.&lt;/i&gt;" />
         </s:Panel>
      </s:VGroup>	 
   </s:BorderContainer>	
</s:Application>

Once you are ready with all the changes done, let us compile and run the application in normal mode as we did in Flex - Create Application chapter. If everything is fine with your application, it will produce the following result: [ Try it online ]

Flex Text Control
flex_basic_controls.htm

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