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.N.Method & Description
1Text()
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:

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

Following is the content of the modified mxml file src/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, this will produce following result: [ Try it online ]

Flex Text Control

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