Actionscript 3.0 Tutorial : Textarea Counting and Limiting in Flash CS3 CS4 CS5



Learn to use Flash Actionscript 3.0 to limit and count a text field in your Flash based forms. Show the user how many characters are remaining that they can type into that field. It will visually limit the amount they can type in real time also.

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12 thoughts on “Actionscript 3.0 Tutorial : Textarea Counting and Limiting in Flash CS3 CS4 CS5”

  1. Please, how can I do this in actionscript 2.0. I am not a programmer per say so I'm only familiar with actionscript 2.0. Please message me and show me the changes I would make to the code for it to work in actionscript 2.0.

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  3. Hey Adam, great tutorial. I've encountered, that when I add more than 250 characters, my counter is showing negative numbers. To fix that, you'll probably have to add the following line:
    ta.maxChars = 250;

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