You want to scroll text in a text field via ActionScript.
maxScrollH properties of the text field. Use
mouseWheelEnabled property to
enable scrolling of text by way of the mouse wheel.
You can control the scrolling of a text field with ActionScript
and without the aid of a scrollbar. For example, you may want to
scroll the contents of a text field automatically to display a word or
selection within the text. You can programmatically control a text
field’s scrolling in both the vertical and horizontal directions using
some built-in properties. You should use the
bottomScrollV properties to control vertical
scrolling, and use the
maxScrollH properties to control
Every text field has a number of lines, whether it is 1 or 100. Each of these lines is identified by a number starting at 1. Some of these lines may be visible, and some may be beyond the border of the text field. Therefore, to view the lines that extend beyond the visible portion of the text field you must scroll to them. Figure 9-1 illustrates this point. It depicts a text field’s display where the solid line indicates the object’s border (the visible area), and the dotted line surrounds the rest of the text contained within the object but lying outside the its visible area. To the left of the text field are line numbers for each line of text. The ...