Working with text

To display text on the screen in Adobe® Flash® Player or Adobe® AIR™, use an instance of the TextField class or use the Flash Text Engine classes. These classes allow you to create, display, and format text. Alternatively, you can use the Text Layout Framework (TLF) — a component library based on the Flash Text Engine classes, but designed for ease of use.

You can establish specific content for text fields, or designate the source for the text, and then set the appearance of that text. You can also respond to user events as the user inputs text or clicks a hypertext link.