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Creating and adding TextFields to TransformManager [SOLVED]

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Hello All,

 

I'm having a bit a of trouble adding TextFields created with actionscript to the TransformManager without getting a runtime error. Here's the code below.

 

// Creates Instance of TranformManager

var manager:TransformManager = new TransformManager({targetObjects:[], constrainScale:false, lockRotation:true, allowDelete:true, autoDeselect:true});

 

// Creates new TextField

function addTextBox(evnt:Event):void {

 

var textBox:TextField = new TextField();

var mc_children:Number = mc.numChildren + 1;

textBox.name = "textBox" + mc_children.toString();

 

textBox.appendText("" + textBox.name);

textBox.type=TextFieldType.INPUT;

textBox.wordWrap=true;

textBox.x = 100;

textBox.y = 100;

textBox.border=true;

textBox.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, setTextField);

 

manager.addItem(textBox);

textBox.setTextFormat(format);

mc.addChild(textBox);

 

}

 

The first TextBox I create works fine, I can scale, move, etc.. But when I create a second TextBox and try to scale that I get this runtime error:

 

TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.

at gs.transform::TransformItem/reposition()

at gs.transform::TransformItem/scaleRotated()

at gs.transform::TransformManager/scaleSelection()

at gs.transform::TransformManager/updateScale()

at gs.transform::TransformManager/onMouseMoveScale()

at gs.transform::TransformManager/onPressScale()

 

 

I'm and experienced web developer but ActionScript 3.0 is new to me.

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

 

Thanks so much for any help in advance.

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It looks like the problem had to do with the fact that you were adding the item to TransformManager before adding it to the display list. I made an adjustment in the class, though, so it should resolve the issue. Just download it from the link in the e-mail I sent you and let me know if that works well for you.

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Never mind, I did what you said and it worked perfectly. Thanks!

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